Rose Pihei is the Director of a Civil Society Organization Bougainville Integrated Community Learning Centre, based in Buin, south of Bougainville. She represented the women of South Bougainville on the Women’s Reserve seat in the Autonomous Bougainville Government from June 2010 to June 2015. She was the only female Minister in a fourteen member Bougainville Executive Council. Rose was driven to the political arena by her passion to create and influence change in women’s leadership and secure a safe region for the people through peacebuilding activities in Bougainville. She had successfully created some change, the most significant the initiation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
Rose Pihei is a member of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC), a network hosted by Conciliation Resources which connects women with a broad range of mediation knowledge and experience.