Papua Studies team from Lembaga Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI/Indonesia Institute of Sciences) published a book titled “Papua Road Map: Negotiating the Past, Improving the Present, and Securing the Future”. This book was a result of four-year extensive research from 2004-2008. An updated version of the book is now available.
After publishing and launching the PRM book, LIPI team developed its academic approach towards Papuan issues not only through research and study, but also by organizing various discussions and academic lecture, as well as policy advocacy to push the relevant stakeholders to implement recommendations based on the PRM findings, especially on the importance of dialogue as a means to build peace in Papua.
In attempts to promote a common understanding on the definition of dialogue, LIPI team together with Papua Peace Network (Jaringan Damai Papua/JDP) conducted a number of discussions with various actors and formulated the concept of dialogue to resolve conflicts in Papua. This endeavour has been carried out since 2010 up to today with the same goal, to materialize dialogue in Papua. LIPI team also collected and received a number of critics and inputs pertaining to the meaning and relevance of peaceful dialogue to resolve Papuan conflicts and reach out reconciliation in Papua.
To answer such critics LIPI team decided to update the previous version of PRM book in order to highlight a more concise and elaborate definition of dialogue. This book is an updated version of the previous PRM. One of the aims of this updating attempts is to reformulate the meaning of dialogue as a new peace strategy or approach for the settlement of Papua conflicts. Also, in this updated version, it is important to analyse the changes that have occurred in the course of development in Papua since the launching of the first version of PRM, 5 years ago. This current version is rich in terms of providing most recent data and findings that are carefully analysed using academic approach. Papuan issues are dynamic in the sense that the actor mapping and the sources of conflict have changed considerably since the first version of PRM was released. Therefore, this updating PRM will emphasize on the Papuan political dynamics in local, national, and global network.
Executive Summary: Peace Process, Youth Politics, and Papuan Diaspora
By: Adriana Elisabeth, Aisah Putri Budiatri, Amorisa Wiratri, Cahyo Pamungkas, Wilson
Translated by: Abellia Anggi Wardani
Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jakarta, August 2017
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