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The Kainake Project has four core programs:

1. Society and Human Security

Human Security is essential for society to prosper and progress. As such, our organization places importance on human security as the foundation for economic growth and social progress. Bougainville is recovering from the effects of war and is presently working on its political journey for self determination and independence from Papua New Guinea. Amidst, the concerted efforts for recovery and development, it is easy to overlook marginalised communities.  For instance, the value and importance of women, girls and people living with disability in development is often not realised because there is no open conversation around their potential in participation. Youth have  critical development responsibility in the society so our organization is committed to ensuring that they are provided the conducive environment for their growth particularly in leadership for for positive change in their communities. 


We give specific focus on the following issues; 1. Gender and Social Inclusion, 2. Youth and Development, and 3. Health and Wellbeing.


The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for social and economic engagement for all including women, people living with disabilities and youth.  


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2. Education and Training

Investment in human capital development results in socioeconomic development; with experiences from the OECD countries showing that a 10 percent in expenditure in human development leads to an increase in output per capita between 4 and 7 percent. There are many experiences that show that improving literacy is a crucial socioeconomic factor in alleviating poverty. In developing countries, approximately one in every two adults can't read or write, with the situation only worse in the rural areas, especially for women and minors (UNESCO).

Providing skills training is one of one of the crucial elements for generation that is going to be a part of skilled workforce for Bougainville in its economic recovery. Skills trainings quickly enable a person to be a part of competitive workforce by enhancing their skills so that they may cope with the rapidly changing technological job and environment. There are opportunities for communities to engage in economic activities in agriculture, conservation, ecotourism, fisheries, agroforestry, and other small businesses. 


To provide education support, build capacity for communities to manage their resources, and support skills training for rural communities so they can positively contribute towards the growth of Bougainville. 

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3. Environment and Climate Change

Bougainville is experiencing an increase in deforestation and unsustainable practices that leading to loss of bio-cultural diversity and ecosystem services. Cognizant of these escalating concerns, our organization is driving community based conservation efforts by working with communities to develop their resource management plans through consultation and dialogue. One of our major interests currently is ensuring that critical ecosystems within key biodiversity areas in Bougainville and East Melanesian Islands in general are kept intact and measures are taken to prevent the loss

of endangered and vulnerable species of fauna and flora.


To promote and engage in conservation and climate change mitigation activities, biodiversity surveys, and environmental rehabilitation and restoration projects.

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4. Research, Science and Technology

Research is important to creating new knowledge and better understanding of our society.  Research can inform action, prove a theory, and generate data that can have local, provincial or national significance. It is a collaborative process, in which researchers and stakeholders contribute towards solving problems whether in health, agriculture, medicine, fisheries, and the social sciences. To make research work, it is imperative to have continuous dialogue to ensure that various misunderstandings around the social, cultural, and  economic impacts of research can be well understood by all parties. 

Science and technological research should aim to ensure that improvements in supply chains, technologies and training of skilled labor are respectful to the communities and are improving quality of life. 


To promote research that will promote conservation, improve our cultural and social integrity, and adaption of technologies that will improve economic and productivity growth. 

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