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Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Papua New Guinea


Kainake Project is a sustainable development organization based in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. We believe that tangible development is a product of visionary action and ethical leadership in leading communities to collectively seek solutions to their challenges. In short "community problems need community solutions."

Hence the intention for establishing TKP is to address capacity gaps in education, social development and security and sustainable management of vulnerable ecosystems specifically in the Kainake community in south Bougainville. Even though the organization started as a community project targeting an isolated community, it has evolved over the years and our focus  is now shifting towards creating sustainable development strategies and management systems that can potentially be replicated across Bougainville.

TKP's development philosophy is inspired by the PNG Vision 2050, the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development (StaRS) and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. We aspire to achieve the SDGs through direct community action and engagement with a core strategic focus on investment in human and knowledge capital. We believe that any development must be centered on educating the human mind and empowering communities so they are able to utilize available information in making sound socioeconomic decisions within set ecological realities.

The hornbill is a tribal taboo for many clans on Bougainville. Here is a baby hornbill sitting carefree within the conservation site