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About Us

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.

Our Vision

Creating and sharing knowledge to empower people to preserve and develop their natural and cultural inheritance

Our Mission

Stimulate sustainable development and social progress by encouraging and strengthening gender and social inclusivity through capacity building and investment in knowledge generation; and to bridge the gap in society needs and challenges through innovative research initiatives that add value to our cultural and natural resources and achieve quality of life.

Our Values

Our organisation and those associated with us are expected to uphold the following principles

  • Honesty

  • Integrity 

  • Accountability

  • Respect

  • Wisdom

  • Responsibility

Our Guiding Principles
  • A better future can be built through integral human development.

  • Environmental sustainability leads to a sustainable community.

  • Improvement in education and health equates to improved wellbeing.

  • Gender equity and social inclusion benefit the whole community.

  • Economic growth must be guided by wisdom and the smart utilization of our natural resources.

  • Science and technology are drivers for innovation and can increase the value and sustainability of our resources.

  • We commit to transparency as an organisation and will always respect the goodwill of our funding sources.

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