COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: The project involves an ongoing partnership between the local church, Catholic Diocese of Daru-Kiunga, and indigenous grassroots communities and aims to strengthen grassroots development capacities. Skilled refugees are employed by the Diocese, involving migrants and other vulnerable groups and minorities in local development and governance. This promotes sustainable peace and security based on traditional relational processes of peace-building and conflict management ('Melanesian Way'). Unskilled members of the communities are engaged to encourage capacity building. Technical assistance of volunteer professionals builds on indigenous knowledge and grassroots processes, demonstrating climate-adaptive designs and alternative technology based on indigenous knowledge and traditional tenure.
PARTNERS: Horizont3000 is one of the oldest and largest Austrian non-government development cooperation organisations. We offer support to people in our partner countries in their aspiration to improve the quality of their lives in a sustainable and humane way. At the behest of grassroots Catholic development cooperation organisations and with the support of the Austrian Development Agency, we have specialised in the implementation of programs and projects and the deployment of technical assistance personnel. HORIZONT3000 commits to the SDGs, the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. We work on achieving the SDGs worldwide in our projects and, as a member of SDG Watch Austria, support their implementation in Austria.