This is Our Story

A PaCSIA-led Community Consultation, Dialogue and Commemoration Event 2013

 

Panguna Dialogue Project

Dialogue Brings Former Enemies Together 2016

 

Panguna Dialogue Project

Sharing Stories of Strength from Different Communities 2016

 

Panguna Dialogue Project

Storytelling with the Meekamui 2016

 

Melanesian Peace Dialogue Network

Cultural Exchange 2017

 

Melanesian Peace Dialogue Network

Experience Sharing Workshop 2019

 

Creative Peace: Our Living Culture

Body Sculptures 2019

 

Creative Peace: Our Living Culture

Performance in Siwai 2019

 

Bougainville Transition Dialogues

Facilitator Briefing in Buin 2020

 

Bougainville Transition Dialogues

Connecting Village Leaders with the PNG Government 2022

 

Community Café Dialogues

Connecting Communities through Constructive Conversations

 
 

We design and conduct research, consulting and training in the areas of conflict analysis, conflict transformation & peacebuilding to facilitate constructive engagement with conflict.

PaCSIA is a not-for-profit organisation located in Brisbane, Australia. We design and conduct research, consulting and training in the areas of conflict analysis, conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and engage in culturally sensitive, dialogical research and practice. PaCSIA actively supports the prevention of violence and contributes to public debate and better understanding of peace and conflict through facilitation of dialogue and constructive conflict engagement processes. PaCSIA members come from a range of academic and professional backgrounds and have extensive expertise in research, practice and academia.

Our recent work…

PaCSIA is a leader in relational peacebuilding and the facilitation of intercultural dialogue. Our work aims to build connections between remote communities in Australia and Melanesia, to resolve conflicts at all levels, and to highlight First Nations voices and knowledges. Below are some examples of our recent work:

Peace-building in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

PaCSIA actively supports the ongoing peace process in Bougainville after the devastating civil war of the 1990s and the implementation of the 2019 referendum on Bougainville’s independence.

Bougainville Transition Dialogues Update with Mr James Tanis

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The PaCSIA team has just returned from another field trip to Bougainville in which we met with our local facilitators from Central and Bana areas and discussed the progress of…

Bougainville Transition Dialogues Phase 2 Annual Report published

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Phase 2 of the Bougainville Transition Dialogues started in the middle of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and during a time when the Australian international borders were closed. This required significant…

Wokabaut Senis – Walkabout for peaceful change in Bougainville

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PaCSIA is proud to present the documentary Wokabaut Senis, which showcases the work of our Bougainville Transition Dialogues project. The Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea was ravaged…

Panguna Mine Legacy

PaCSIA has worked in the Panguna Mine area in Bougainville since 2015 and facilitates conversations among communities about the environmental, social, psychological and spiritual impact of the Panguna Mine.

Rio Tinto on Panguna – more hollow talk?

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By Volker Boege PaCSIA has worked with communities affected by the environmental, social, cultural and health legacies of the Panguna copper mine in Bougainville for several years, commencing with the…

Panguna Dialogue Project Activities in July 2016

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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…

Bougainville: Another round of community dialogues

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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…

Community Dialogues in Bougainville October 2015

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The first round of community workshops for the Panguna Dialogue Project (PDP) took place in October 2015. This was a joint endeavor by conducted by a PaCSIA team, consisting of Dr…

Connecting First Nations Peace-builders

PaCSIA creates opportunities for meaningful exchanges of knowledge and support between First Nations peacebuilders from Australia and Melanesia online and in person.

Melanesian Peace Dialogue Network Experience Sharing Workshop 2018

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In August 2018 PaCSIA invited the four local partner organisations of the Melanesian Peace Dialogue Network (MPDN) to a three-day experience sharing workshop in Buka, Bougainville. Nasioi Peacebuilding Association (NPA)…

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

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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…

PaCSIA launches the Melanesian Peace Dialogue Network

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PaCSIA is proud to announce a new project that we launched on 1 August 2016. We are being funded by the German protestant development agency Bread for the World to partner…

Please contact us to discuss how we can assist you, your community or your organisation with building better connections for peace, social justice and sustainable development!