Social Analysis of the Bougainville Political Referedendum

The Bougainville Political Referendum Analysis treats the upcoming referendum of independence held in the state of Bougainville on 15th of June 2019. The referendum will either lead to greater autonomy or independance of the currently autonomous region from Papua New-Guinea.

The Analysis dissects the referendum processes, progress and the challenges faced by Bougainvilleans within Bougainville.

It furthermore analyses Bougainville’s state of economy, peace building efforts, weapons disposal plans and overall good governance and peace leading up to the referendum vote.

Finally, an analysis of  church obligations towards the peace process, weapons disposal and maintaining the peace before and after the referendum vote is also provided.

This social analysis seeks to analyse the state of Bougainville, the process of referendum and contingencies of churches to help in the peace building process leading up to the referendum vote and after the vote.

For the whole Analysis, follow the link below.

Author: Daphney Kiki, Institute for Mission and Research.