MULTIPLE AWARDS FOR NT PEACEKEEPING PROJECTS - 5th National AUSTRALIAN DISPUTEC CENTRE AWARDS
14 November 2020
NT based mediation projects took out major awards at the 5th National Australian Disputes Centre 2020 Gala Award night held 13 November 2020 via a virtual event.
OnePacific Principal consultant Mediator Ippei Okazaki and his team was awarded the Community Mediation Project of the Year award for the work conducted across remote regional communities across Northern Territory (ALi Curung, Tennant Creek) and APY lands. Mr Okazaki’s 2 colleagues Madhu Panthee and Rhys Jaconley jointly won the Community Mediator of the Year for their work in remote NT. At the same event Marius Puruntatameri from Tiwi Island collected the award for the Ponki Mediation on Tiwi Island
Ippei Okazaki said “it’s a great achievement and recognition of the work to enable the communities resolve conflict before escalation” he also said “the elders in the community were key to this success where once 40% of the families left a remote community from NT and ended up in exile have resolved their differences and now have return to their homes living in peace – even the community footy team has enough players in Ali Curung "
Mediators operate across remote regional communities and have led to ways resolving complex intra-family disputes. Mr Okazaki and his team of Aboriginal trauma informed mediation trainers also provide training, mentorship and conduct prison visits to discuss with perpetrators come up with a realistic plan without violence after incarceration.
Ippei Okazaki is the principal consultant of One Pacific Dispute Resolution www.onepacific.info that are considered to be experts in trauma informed mediation specialised in remote communities- his mediators operating across SA, NT, Far North Queensland and Perth
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Ippei Okazaki Principal Consultant 1300110 010