We have been working in the Pacific region for over 20 years. We work with local partners in both the Republic of Fiji, and in Bougainville, an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea.
The 2001 Bougainville Peace Agreement saw the end of almost a decade of violent conflict on the island. As the island advances towards a referendum on its political status (to be held in 2019) it faces numerous challenges, many of which are legacies of this past conflict.
2014 saw Fiji hold its fist elections since the military coup of 2006, heralding a new era for a country with a troubled history of political instability. At the heart of this turbulent past, lie long-standing ethnic and political divisions and a lack of inclusive dialogue as a means of resolving conflicts.
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