Paulo Baleinakorodawa

Paulo Baleinakorodawa

Paulo Baleinakorodawa is a co-founder of Transcend Oceania, a justpeace and development regional non-governmental organization based in Fiji in the South Pacific. Previously, he served in many roles as a peacebuilding specialist in various peacebuilding and development organizations and institutions. Paulo has worked as an independent peacebuilding consultant across the Pacific, providing peace and conflict training, technical support and mentoring as well as providing group process facilitation as a nonviolent strategy. He has championed initiatives on engaging men and boys to transforming aggressive forms of masculinity for gender equality and has also done extensive work in facilitating trainings in conflict transformation, trauma healing and dialogue in Asia-Pacific. Paulo has a special interest in restorative justice, positive masculinity and dialogue as nonviolent strategies to addressing conflicts and violence. He has extensive working experience with government, the security sector, churches and civil society in Bougainville, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and the Philippines. Paulo holds a MA in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University in the USA and is currently the only facilitator from the Pacific teaching at MPI since 2008.

Courses for 2019: Fundamentals of Peacebuilding (FPB) and Conflict Resolution Skills: Negotiation and Mediation (CRS)