‘Pasifikation’ of the Resolution Institute (RI) Model of Mediation

with Helenā Kaho and Dr Michael Fusi Ligaliga

We are all familiar with the RI mediation model. But how does this model fit within Pacific milieu?

In our session, we will unpack and deconstruct the RI model from a Pacific worldview by introducing key Pacific values and belief systems that are important to consider when using the RI model of mediation.

The session will be interactive, there will be opportunities to role play, participate in collective talanoa (discussions).

If you are currently working or intend to work with Pacific people within the ADR space, this session is for you.

Helenā Kaho

LLM, BA/LLB (Hons)
Lead Investigator, Pacific Investigation
Abuse in Care – Royal Commission of Inquiry

I am currently employed with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care as a Lead investigator.

Before this, I worked as an employment mediator for MBIE as well as a lecturer at School of Law, Auckland University.

Dr Michael Fusi Ligaliga
Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies
University of Otago

I am currently a lecturer at Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies, University of Otago.

My background is in peace and conflict studies with a focus on indigenous/traditional peace and conflict approaches and its application towards understanding social issues experienced by Pacific such as family/domestic violence.

Both Helenā and Michael are members of the Resolution Institute Pasifika Network.