Our staff team based out of Melbourne focus on working with partners to respond to conflicts and build peace across this diverse area.
Conciliation Resources has a long-running history of work in the Pacific region and in Southeast Asia. Our very first partnership was with the Citizens Constitutional Forum in Fiji and we have maintained a presence here ever since.
Currently, as well as continuing to work with partners in Fiji, including on the important topic of climate change and conflict, we focus much of our work in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. We also look at the wider Pacific region and in particular at understanding and responding to the connections between climate, environment and conflict.
We began work in Southeast Asia, in the Philippines, supporting the peace process between the Government of the Philippines and Moro Islamic Liberation Front and through working with partners in communities. As a member of the International Contact Group, we have been supporting implementation of the peace accord that was signed in 2014.
Using the learning, expertise and evidence we have gained from our peacebuilding research and practice in this region, we look for opportunities to advocate peacebuilding approaches to conflicts, and advise members of the Australian and other governments.
Conciliation Resources Australia governance
We opened an office in Melbourne, Australia in July 2021, however we have had a growing staff presence in Australia since 2017. Conciliation Resources Australia was registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission in August 2020. For further details, please view the Conciliation Resources Australia Constitution.
For global and Conciliation Resources Australia policies please visit our policies page.
Conciliation Resources consists of three operational hubs, in the UK (Conciliation Resources UK), Australia (Conciliation Resources Australia) and Belgium (Conciliation Resources EU), and additional programme offices in selected other locations.
Each operational hub is governed by a separate board of trustees, but with a shared vision, purpose, values and strategy. Further details for each office, including Conciliation Resources Australia, can be found on the Contact page (or footer at the bottom of the website).
For more information on our Southeast Asia and the Pacific team, please see our Staff page.
Read Conciliation Resources’ Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 here.
Conciliation Resources Australia commits to respecting, protecting and promoting human rights for all, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, indigeneity, disability, age, displacement, caste, gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, poverty, class or socio-economic status.