TRIBAL ELDERS CONFERENCE ON LAND IN NORTH MALAITA

A map of North Malaita. Photo credit: SIBC.

A map of North Malaita. Photo credit: SIBC.

A community training centre in North Malaita will next week convene a tribal elders conference on healing land disputes and conflicts in the region.

Principal of Mana’abu Training Centre, Henry Tabusu told SIBC News the conference, called Healing the Land, will look at transformational leadership and human security, in relation to land issues.

Mr Tabusu adds the conference wants to bring together 60 participants, including women and youth representatives, to identify land problems, and accept the process of healing the land, through peace agreements.

He also announced, the Centre expects the Conference to result in a number of outcomes, including the formation of an Elders Advisory Council.

“The subjects to be addressed through the training are conflict transformations, social justice and reconciliation, so we hope if the training goes well then we are planning to organise for an Elders Advisory Council to be formed and then a peace agreement to be signed and accept the Solomon Islands Government’s proposed development project plan so that we can have proper negotiations people and the stakeholders.”

The Healing the Land Tribal Elders Conference will be held from June 11 to June 13, next week at the Mana’abu Training Centre in North Malaita.

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