Video of Bougainville conference
from the Peacebuilding Compared website:
On the 13 and 14th June 2007 a public conference was held at Hutjena High School Hall in Buka on Building Sustainable Peace in Bougainville. It was timed to coincide with the 2nd anniversary of autonomous government for Bougainville and was part of the official program of celebrations for the anniversary.
It was an opportunity for the people of Bougainville to draw their own lessons from their history, to reflect on the strengths of Bougainville society in building sustainable peace and development and to look forward thinking critically about where there is still work to be done.
The intention was to contribute to the Bougainville peacebuilding conversation, giving voice to many points of view, and to give the people of Bougainville and opportunity to tell their story to the world of how Bougainvilleans have created their own peace.
The conference was sponsored by the Buka Open Campus of the University of Papua New Guinea, The Australian National University and the Autonomous Government of Bougainville.
View both days of the conference.