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Company Objectives

  1. To stimulate and support initiatives in peace building within the Asia /Pacific region.
  2. To train leaders from the Asia/ Pacific region in theory and practice of conflict transformation, peace building and community development.
  3. To induce a multiplier effect on the training provided, by encouraging trained leaders to become trainers of others, in-country.
  4. Through its affiliated churches and bodies (stakeholders) to establish and support working groups in the countries of the Asia/ Pacific region that will develop and implement their peacebuilding initiatives.
  5. To solicit and receive voluntary contributions throughout the world and transmit such funds and any income therefrom throughout the Asia / Pacific region for the purposes of relieving the effects of conflict and the establishment of sustainable development leading to durable stability. The fund is open to contributions from any member of the public.
  6. To co-operate with local overseas institutions in this work.
  7. To issue appeals for and raise money in any way deemed fit by the board of PPBI and to expend that money to carry out the objects of the company.
  8. To award scholarships or any prizes to people or organisations in the Asia/ Pacific region, for the purpose of advancing the organisation that focuses on the generation of Aid, provision of Relief, and stimulation of Development.
  9. To partner with organisations which are committed to the building of a just peace, through education, conflict transformation and leadership.
  10. To appraise, implement and monitor all stages of the initiative/ project cycle, that is: planning /design phase, implementation phase, and monitoring and review phase.

 

Company Preamble

Peacebuilders International (PBI) has been established to stimulate and support the development of initiatives in Peacebuilding in the countries of the Asia/Pacific region. Peacebuilders International’s ultimate aim is the establishment of a just peace in these countries which is a necessary pre-condition for sustainable development. Sustainable development is necessary to relieve and eradicate poverty.

Integral to this aim is the training of national leaders, middle-level networkers and grassroots leaders who will then develop peacebuilding initiatives with communities at the relevant level. By stimulating initiatives, training leaders and supporting the implementation of these initiatives in the building of a just peace, PBI seeks to mitigate and to prevent open conflict, reconcile alienated parties, transform commitments to violence, and so alleviate poverty and suffering and inhibit destructive social upheavals.

PBI will recognize and support initiatives that address both short-term or long-term issues as well as the need for long- term change. Both initiatives that aim to bring about long-term transformation of society by addressing root causes of poverty and conflict, as well as initiatives that will contribute to post-conflict relief and recovery, will be fostered and supported by PBI.

PBI has been born out of the work of Alan Walker College, an ecumenical incorporated association that has delivered non-formal education responsive to the needs of leaders from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region since 1989. Peacebuilders International will work in tandem with the College by using its expertise in the delivery of training specifically in the theory and practice of building sustainable peace in divided societies. PBI will welcome as stakeholders, corporate bodies who are committed to the concept and objects of the company. PBI and the College are stakeholders in each other.

The main work and influence of PBI will be in the countries of the South-West Pacific and South East Asia. All training and resourcing will lead to mobilization and action in the countries of trainees and stakeholding bodies, and initiatives must therefore be culturally and contextually appropriate. Accordingly the work of PBI will be responsive to need, without discrimination by any other criterion.

PBI will function as an “Australian Charitable Body”, being a non-profit, non-government organization that is non-sectarian.


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