Melanesian Peace Dialogue NetworkNewsProject Updates
November 2, 2017

First Melanesian Peace Dialogue Network program successfully concluded and funding for future program secured

In August 2017 PaCSIA and its local partner organisations Prison Fellowship Solomon Islands (PFSI), Bougainville Indigenous Dialogue (BID) and Nasioi Peacebuilding Association (NPA) successfully concluded the pilot-year of the Melanesian…
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Bougainville Referendum Dialogues
March 12, 2017

PaCSIA and Department for BPA Implementation launch the Bougainville Referendum Dialogues

We are proud to announce the continuation of our work in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville after the successful conclusion of the Panguna Dialogue Project at the end of 2016.…
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Uncategorized
January 10, 2017

We made reconciliations happen: stories from the Panguna Dialogue Project

Recently PaCSIA and our local partners in Bougainville completed the Panguna Dialogue Project (PDP) that we conducted in 2015 and 2016. The project was very successful and achieved most of…
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NewsScholarships
November 30, 2016

Bougainville peacebuilder receives scholarships

PaCSIA is thrilled to announce that Francis Nazia, Bougainville peacebuilder and member of Bougainville Indigenous Dialogue, is the recipient of two scholarships which will enable him to attend intensive peacebuilding training…
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TrainingUncategorized
August 19, 2016

Facilitative Mediation Training in November 2016

PaCSIA will present a 5-day interactive course in Facilitative Mediation and Conflict Resolution in partnership with Silky Oaks. The course meets the training requirements of the National Mediator Accreditation System…
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Panguna Dialogue ProjectProject Updates
August 8, 2016

Panguna Dialogue Project Activities in July 2016

The pit of the Panguna Mine in July 2016 PaCSIA staff Volker Boege, Erica Rose Jeffrey and Serge Loode visited the Panguna Dialogue Project area in Central/South Bougainville for another…
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Panguna Dialogue ProjectProject Updates
April 11, 2016

Bougainville: Another round of community dialogues

In February and March another round of community dialogues for the Panguna Dialogue Project (PDP) took place on Bougainville. The dialogues were run by members of the Bougainville team of…
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Brave New WelcomeProject Updates
October 28, 2014

The Brave New Welcome Project

From January to June 2014 PaCSIA facilitators Serge Loode and Erica Rose Jeffrey worked with project partners on the Brave New Welcome project. Brave New Welcome was run in partnership with Mercy…
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Community Café Dialogues Program
September 2, 2014

Evaluation of the Community Café Dialogues Program

A few months ago a group of postgraduate students from the UQ Centre for Communication for Social Change conducted a participatory needs and opportunity analysis (PNOA) with participants of the…
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News
September 2, 2014

PaCSIA adopts guidelines for ethical practice in community-based participatory research

PaCSIA recently decided to adopt the principles for ethical community-based research practice developed by the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action at Durham University and the National Co-ordinating Centre…
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This is our story
April 29, 2014

This Is Our Story ASSI 150 Case Study

In 2013 PaCSIA facilitators Serge Loode and Brad Lewis organised and facilitated a sustained consultation and dialogue process with Australian South Sea Islanders, Mununjali Traditional Owners, descendants of plantation owners,…
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Community Café Dialogues Program
October 21, 2013

Community Café Dialogues engage Brisbane community in discussions about refugees and asylum seekers in Australia

The Community Café Dialogues team, led by PaCSIA director Serge Loode, organised two Community Cafés in partnership with the Romero Centre-Mercy Family Services. Team members included: Serge Loode, Ally Wakefield,…
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This is our story
September 3, 2013

PaCSIA-led community consultation and dialogue conclude with ASSI 150 This Is Our Story Commemoration Event

From January to August 2013 PaCSIA was involved in a project to develop a commemoration event to remember the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of indentured…
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Voices of the People
March 28, 2013

Book Launch “Voices of the People”

The launch of the book “Voices of the People – Perceptions and Preconditions for Democratic Development in Fiji” took place on 20 February 2013 in the Civic Centre in Suva.…
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This is our story
February 17, 2013

ASSI 150 Community Consultations and Dialogues

PaCSIA has been contracted by the Historial Society of Beaudesert and Scenic Rim Regional Council to facilitate community consultations and dialogue in preparation of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary…
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Community Café Dialogues Program
February 17, 2013

Community Cafés win Campaign for Change Award

Good news for the Community Café Dialogues. As a finalist for Wesley Mission Brisbane’s Campaign for Change Serge Loode and PaCSIA have won one of the finalist awards and Wesley…
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Community Café Dialogues Program
December 15, 2012

Community Café Dialogues website launched

This week we launched a separate website for information on the Community Café Dialogues. The website will serve as the central point for event updates, program reflections and discussion among…
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Fiji democracy project
November 6, 2012

Workshop in Suva discusses progress of Fiji democracy project

The third stage of the project on ‘perceptions and perspectives of democratic development in the Fiji Islands’ is well underway. In this phase members of the research team are analyzing…
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Community Café Dialogues Program
October 20, 2012

Interfaith Community Cafés with the Multi-Faith Centre

After the end of the Community Café Dialogues 2012 PaCSIA has started another series of community cafés, this time in co-operation with Griffith University Multi-Faith Centre. So far we have…
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Community Café Dialogues Program
October 20, 2012

Community Café Dialogues 2012 Reflections

The Community Café Dialogues 2012 (CCD) were organised and conducted by PaCSIA workers Serge Loode and Ally Wakefield. Project partners were Brisbane City Council (BCC), Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland…
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Community Café Dialogues Program
July 2, 2012

Community Café Dialogues 2012

PaCSIA is currently organising and faciliating the Community Café Dialogues 2012. We have conducted two community café dialogues in North Brisbane and two in South Brisbane, as well as one…
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Fiji democracy project
June 26, 2012

Second phase of Fiji Democracy project completed

The second stage of the project on ‘perceptions and preconditions for democratic development in the Fiji Islands’ was completed in May 2012. In this phase, almost ninety in-depth interviews with…
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