John Otto Ondawame

Profile of Dr. John Otto Ondawame:

CURRICULUM VIATE :
NAME: John Otto ondawame, Ph.D.
Contact: Dr. Otto John Ondawame
Sun Ries Guest House, Port Vila,
P O Box 5024, Port Vila, Vanuat
Telephone: 678- 42 601 (mobile)

E-mail: awulkeweng@yahoo.com, amole@wp.minihub.org


Profile: Qualified Academic and Pacific Diplomat:

  • Representative of West Papua People’s Representative Office, Port Vila. (ongoing)
  • Coordinator of West Papua Project at Peace Centre at Sydney University.
  • Holds advanced degrees in politics and international relation.
  • Formally trained in diplomacy and peaceful resolution of conflict.
  • Experienced public speaker and lecturer. · Extensive skills in organisation and research.
  • International Spokesperson for West Papua for two decades and member of Presidium, an executive of Papuan National Council (ongoing)
  • Founding Member of Australia West Papua Association, West Papua
  • Relief Association and West Papua Project.

Born: November 30, 1953, Wanamum, Noema Valley, Mimika regency, West Papua.

Ethnicity: Amungme, Papuan.

Nationality: Swedish.

Education:

  • 1996-2000 Doctor of Philosophy, International Relations, Dept. of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and AsianStudies, the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • 1995 Master of Applied Science, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury, Australia.
  • 1994 Graduate Diploma, International Relations and Political Science, Dept. of Government and Administration, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • 1993 Certificate, Nursing College, Kungaerdet, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • 1992 Certificate, Diplomacy Training Program, Faculty of Law, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
  • 1982-86 Graduate Diploma, Faculty of Business Administration, the University of Uppsala,, Sweden.
  • 1985 Diploma, Management Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1974-76 Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Economics, University of Cenderawasih, Abepura,
    West Papua.


Work Experiences:

2003
Representative of the West Papua People’s Representative Office in Port Vila,, Vanuatu and carry out the following tasks:

  • Promote and maintain the staus quo of the office as the center of international campaign.
  • Decide and formulate strategies, policy, program and action plan of the office.
  • International Spokesperson of the OPM and member of Papuan Presidium.
  • Responsible for lobby work, advise the government of Vanuatu regarding political issue in West Papua. By providing update information.
  • Raised public awareness campaign in the country by establishing support groups, the use of media, published reports of events, newsletter, administrative work, maintain and develop international links, representing West Papua in the official events, organise seminar, workshop and conference.
  • Official talks with the other governments in the region and the government in the world.
    Led West Papuan delegation to 34th Pacific Islands Forum, which was held in Auckland
    14- 16th August 2003 and participated in the 4th International Solidarity conference in
    Auckland in the same month.
  • Public tour in Suva, Fiji and had have various meetings with students, NGOs, mass media,government’s officials and Secretary General of the Forum, Noel Levi..
  • Promote the links with other sister organizations in the world.
  • Coordinate the efforts to promote reconciliation and consolidation within the West
    Papuan national liberation movements-The OPM and Presidium.
  • Establish self-reliance projects.
  • Select, interview and recruit personnel.
  • Promote solidarity links among oppressed, colonized and indigenous peoples.

2000-2002

Founding Member and Coordinator of West Papua Project, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS), University of Sydney, Australia (launched on 19 April 2000) . Worked in CPACS from August 1, 2000. Responsible for initiating and overseeing all aspects of the project including:

  • Organization of widely attended international workshops serving to open ongoing dialogue on West Papuan issues.
  • Promoting a peaceful dialogue between the government of Indonesia and the people of West Papua.
  • Administrative management planning and budgeting for the project.
    · Lobbying and liaising with the Australian government and media on West Papuan matters.
  • Holding meetings with visiting dignitaries, including Nelson Mandela, Xanana Gusmao, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Mary Robinson
  • Promoting reconciliation within the West Papuan civil society and with other Papuans, especially abroad.
  • A successful lobby for Mediator role-The Foreign Minister of New Zealand, the Hon. Phil Goff.
  • Seeking funds for the Project and special purposes such as workshop and seminar.
  • Building networks and peace partnership.
  • Organise seminars and lectures as well as three successful workshops.
  • Presenting papers in conferences.
  • Consultation and Informal meetings with Indonesian Ambassador for Australia
  • Consultancy work with international NGOs such as International Red Cross and International Commission of Jurist.
  • Lecturing students and other aborigines Koori College, the University of Sydney.
  • Holding job interviews and setting working guidelines for part-time employees.
  • Media correspondence.
  • Leading regular meetings of the Project Steering Committee.
  • Reporting on workshops and preparing four lengthy Position Papers for the Project.
  • Building peace partnerships with NGOs in West Papua, the USA. and Europe.

Opening Speek during the Melbourne Concert for West Papua, February.

1980-2004

International Spokesperson of the OPM (ongoing):

  • Promote peace, justice, freedom, human rights, women’s rights and indigenous rights and democracy for the West Papuans and environmental issue.
  • Responsible for advocacy, lobbying, public education and raised public awareness on the issue of West Papua.
  • Organizing and participating in seminars, workshops and conferences and establishing support groups.
  • Building networks with other groups and activists.
    · Member of the Presidium, the 31 member executive governing body of the Papuan Council.
  • Decide strategies, policy, program and actions plan.
  • Responsible for mass-media coverage: interview and Press statement

2000-2001
Research Assistant (part time) to Prof. James Fox, Director of Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies of the Australian National University. Researching, compiling and evaluating data collected.

1983-93
Nursing Aid, Kungsgärdet Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.

1986

  • Assistant to Accountant. The Church of Lutheran Aid Uppsala, Sweden. Performed bookkeeping
    activities.
  • Assistant to Accountant. Finance Department, Nordviro, Uppsala, Sweden.

1974
Oversaw making and marketing of handcrafts. Sited by the Catholic daily newspaper: Tifa Irian, an good example of entrepreneurial spirit for other students wishing to raise funds to pay for their education.1973
Administrative officer, the Depart. of Horticulture of the Agriculture Ministry, Fakfak, West Papua.

Professional Speaking Tour and Diplomacy:

2003

  • Presented Paper at Pacific Council of Teacher Union Conference in Suva, Fiji in December on Self –Determination of Indigenous people,- the case of West Papua.
  • Attended Development Research Symposium: Governance in pacific States-reassessing roles and
    remedies, held in USP, Suva, Fiji .from 29th September–2nd October.
  • Public Speaking Tour in Suva, Fiji. 2nd -14 October:
  • Public speaking, mass media interview, held a meetings with NGOs, government officials, Secretary general of the Forum, Noel Levi; radio interviews; lectured students; gave talks in seminar.
  • Public awareness campaign in Port Vila and Santos, Vanuatu:
    Invited to public address during 23th Independent Ceremony of Vanuatu, launched of new West Papua support Group (Northern region) in Luganville, Santos; Media interview for Pacific program; Gave talks to Vanuatu labour union and Freswater communities.
  • Lobby the government of Vanuatu:
    Sought to the inclusion of Papuan delegates into official meetings of Melanesian Spearhead Group; Pacific Islands Forum Meetings and the UN by providing briefing paper; reports and update information about West Papua.
  • Official invitation of the government of Vanuatu to assist the establishment of the WPPRO in Port Vila.
  • 34th Pacific Islands Forum Meetings in Auckland:
    · West Papuan delegates were included into the official delegation of the government of
    Vanuatu and I led the West Papuan delegation.
    · The following tasks were done during the Forum- meeting: called the Forum to support an
    independent West Papua by granting Observer status in the form, call the UN to review
    the act of Free Choice of 1969, and re-list West Papua into the agenda of Decolonisation
    Commission of the UN as a Non-Self Governing Territory.
    · Lobbied leaders of the member’s state of the Forum and sought support the calls by
    holding meetings with selective delegates and state leaders.
    · Interviewed by mass-media personnel and organized press conference Organized a
    peaceful demonstration
    · Reported the events.
  • The 4th International Solidarity Meeting in Auckland:
    Called the Forum to include West Papua in its final communiqué; decided optional strategiies for the
    future campaigns; discussed the future of the WPPRO, women,
    human rights, environment, security, militarisation, internal reconciliation and
    consolidation; funding problem and networks.
  • Papuan Leaders Meeting in Holland, 18-19th June discussed internal reconciliation and consolidation of political agenda, the future strategies, the position of the WPPRO and diplomatic offensive with the 34th Forum meeting as major target.
  • Meeting between EU-parliament with the Papuan leaders. The following topics were discussed:
    the current situation in West Papua, the position of the Union on West Papua with Special
    autonomy as special focus, humanitarian help and international networks and cooperation.
  • Representative of the West Papua People’s Representative Office in Port Vila, Vanuatu and carry out the following tasks:
  • Promote and maintain the staus quo of the office as the center of international campaign.
  • Decide and formulate strategies, policy, program and action plan of the office.
  • International Spokesperson of the OPM and member of Papuan Presidium.
  • Responsible for lobby work, advise the government of Vanuatu regarding political issue in West Papua. By providing update information.
  • Raised public awareness campaign in the country by establishing support groups, the use of media, published reports of events, newsletter, administrative work, maintain and develop international links, representing West Papua in the official events, organise seminar, workshop and conference.
  • Official talks with the other governments in the region and the government in the world.
  • Led West Papuan delegation to 34th Pacific Islands Forum, which was held in Auckland
  • 14- 16th August 2003 and participated in the 4th International Solidarity conference in Auckland in the same month.
  • Public tour in Suva, Fiji and had have various meetings with students, NGOs, mass media,
    government’s officials and Secretary General of the Forum, Noel Levi..
  • Promote the links with other sister organizations in the world
  • Coordinate the efforts to promote reconciliation and consolidation within the West
    Papuan national liberation movements-The OPM and Presidium.
  • Establish self-reliance projects.
  • Select, interview and recruit personnel.
  • Promote solidarity links among oppressed, colonized and indigenous peoples.

2002

  • Official request to the Foreign Minister of New Zealand, the Hon. Phil Goff, asked him to play mediator role in West Papuan conflict and raised its willingness during the Western Pacific Dialogue Partnership meeting in Jogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Briefing on the situation in West Papua to Senators and MPs of the Federal Parliament of Australia in Australia
  • Organised 3rd Workshop on Reconciliation and Consolidation among Papuan leaders at the University of Sydney
  • International Court of Justice (Australian section). Invited to participate the launch of the ratification of Australia to International by Ambassador of the Royal Netherlands the Federal Parliament of Australia, Canberra.
  • Lobbied Foreign Minister of New Zealand, Phil Goff, to play mediator role between the government of Indonesia and the people of West Papua.
  • Observer to New Zealand election, and met with Prime Minister, Helen Clark, Foreign Minister,
    Phil Goff and Associated Minister, Matt Robson and mass-media coverage. newspapers-the leader.
  • Panellist, International Harvard Youth Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Development Research Symposium: South Pacific Futures, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Presented paper titled: “managing Conflict over West Papua: Community Engagement in Peaceful Dialogue, West Papua Project, CPACS, the University of Sydney. 22-24th.
  • Independence Day, Democratic Republic of East Timor: Addressed world
  • leaders at East Timorese independence celebrations in Dili at the invitation of East Timores
    Foreign Minister, Jose Ramos-Horta. Successfully initiated a petition in the East Timorese
    parliament urging United Nations Secretary General, Dr. Kofi Annan, to re-examine the West Papuan situation. 20 May.
  • Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Washington, the USA: Presented paper entitled: “West Papua: The Discourse of Cultural Genocide and Conflict Resolution” and networked in the Washington DC. .4-7 April.
  • Formal Peace talks with Indonesian Ambassador and Consulate to Australia,. Primary aim was
    to develop common understanding and trust and build the bridge between two conflicting parties- the Papuans and Indonesia.
  • Defend the OPM from Indonesian accusation. CNN-Hongkong interviewed me regarding the accusation when Indonesian military killed civilians-the Americans in Timika/Freeport Minne area, 30thy Auguts.
    2001
  • Second International Conference on West Papua in Neuendettelsau, Germany: Presented paper entitled: “Self-Determination: Building a Better Future” and built international networks. 12- 17 October.
  • Koori Aboriginal Cultural Centre, University of Sydney, Australia: Presented lecture to members of Sydney’s Aboriginal students on the challenges facing West Papua, comparative history analysis between Aboriginese and West Papuans.
  • Hold meetings with Shadow Foreign Minister of Australia, Laury Breton and Rud Kevin –the opposition, Federal Parliament of Australia, Canberra.

2000

  • Speaking Tour in New Zealand: 13-28 October
    § Held a talk with NZ Foreign Minister, Hon. Phil Goff and Associated Foreign Minister,
    § Matt Robson and Advisors to Prime Minister Office and the other bureaucrats.
    § Formed New Zealand Parliamentarian Group for West Papua.
    § Held an informal peace talk with Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand. Held meetings
    § with Non- Government Organisations (NGO’s), Unions and Maori Communities.
    § Lobbied the government of New Zealand to play a role in mediation of the West Papuan
    § conflict and support a resolution to bring up West Papua in the upcoming South Pacific
    Forum meeting in Kiribati by submitting an official request.
    § Briefing Joint Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade of the New Zealand Parliament
    § Gave seminars to Maori students of the University of Wellington, and Maori University.
    § Speaking tour in Auckland, Christchurch,Dunadin, Wellington, North Parlmston and
    Wariangah.
    § Mass-media coverages
    § Invited to addressed statement during New Zealand Alience Party Congress.
    § Official Welcome ceremony in the main entrance of Federal parliament, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Pacific Resource Centre in Nadi, Fiji: Participated in workshop on decolonisation and updated delegates on the West Papuan situation. 3- 7 October.
  • Asian Consultation Group on Conflict Resolution and Management, Manila,, The Philippines. Presented a paper on West Papua., held a informal peace talks with Indonesian government’s delegates. . 16th –17th March.
  • Asia Culture Society Conference in the University of Melbourne, Australia: Presented paper on “West Papua, Past and Future”. 4 -7 July.
  • Australian National University North, Darwin, Australia: Presented paper on The Future of West Papua” at a regional conference on Autonomy and Democracy. 1 to 3 March.
  • New York University, New York, the USA: Presented special lecture on historical background and the need for democratic reforms in West Papua at New York University, Depart. of Anthropology. 7 February.
    § Lobbied representatives of corporative, government and NGOs in Barbados
    § Visited Ontario, Canada and met Minister for Foreign Aid and representatives of the
    NGOs and discussed aid program to West Papua.
    § Assist and advice in landowner- the Amungme, against Freeport McMoran in District court, New Orleans, Lousiana, the USA.
    § Provided eyes-witness account against Freeport Mining in International Tribunal in London
  • Pacific Economic Commission. Invited to attend 50th years anniversary ceremony, hosted by
    Department of Foreign Affairs of Australia, Canberra.
  • Rio Tinto Annual General Meeting., Melbourne. Raising concern about human rights abuses in Freeport Mining in West Papua.

1999

  • World Speaking Tour to Europe, the USA and the South Pacific. March and April.
  • Speaking tour in the Republic of Ireland. Had meetings with Joint Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade of Irish Parliament, Dublin; Department of Foreign Affairs, Dutch Ambassador, public speaking, meeting with NGO’s, gave lectures to adult, elementary and Senior High Schools students and covering mass-media, TV-Radio and media interviews.
  • In England, briefed Upper and Lower House of UK parliament; met with NGO’s and West Papua support group in London.
  • In Fiji, held meetings with NGOs; together with Ramos Horta public address at the University of South Pacific discussed to establish West Papua Association in Suva.
  • In the USA, meetings with UN Representatives from Europe and South Pacific, UN Department on Human Rights and Decolonisation, and the UN’s Press Club had a meetings with federal Congress men and women and State Department officials, lectured on West Papuan Politics to students at the New York University, Loyola University in New Orleans, and gave talks at the University of Texas, Austin. Met with humanitarian orgnisations in each city
  • Symposium on Indonesian Politics, Riverside University, California, the USA.. Presented a paper.

1996

Ø Political Offensive in Australia:
§ Approached Federal Parliament of Australia and formed Parliamentarian
§ Groups for West Papua in Canberra
§ Played facilitator role between Red Cross, UN based NGOs in Geneva , the Dutch, UK
and German embassies in Australia and the OPM in order to release war hostages in Mapnduma, West papua
§ Presented paper to workshop organised by Society, Government in Melanesian Society, Research School for Pacific and Asia Studies, the Australia National University, Canberra.

Ø NGO’s Parallel Conference in Madang, Papua New Guinea in conjunction with South Pacific Forum Meeting. Submitted resolution to put West Papua on the South Pacific Forum agenda. Organised mass-media campaign with PNG and international media; Met members of Parliament of PNG in parliament house, Port Moresby and raised concern about refugees in PNG and over all issues of West Papua.

1994

Ø Founding member of Australia West Papua Association (AWPA), Sydney on 10th September. AWPA continues to work effectively to raise awareness of ongoing injustices West Papua, and has faithfully support me in my role as and diplomatic negotiator, Founded the West Papua Relief Association, Sydney. A charitable organisation founded to raise funds for West Papuan refugees and raise public awareness situation in West Papuan Pacific region.

1993

Ø The United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria. Attended at the invitation of the United Nations as the official representative of the OPM. Submitted resolution to the UNHCHR. Organised mass media campaign to bring attention to West Papua. Presented an exhibition of West Papuan photo and flags. Spoke to a special workshop on West Papua. Met with the Scandinavian and Pacific diplomatic delegates.

1991

Ø Swedish Parliament, Stockholm, Sweden: Actively lobbied parliamentarians resulting in motions on West Papua in the Swedish Parliament in 1991 and 1992. Lobbied NGOs, solidarity groups, political parties, unions, churches, students, peace groups.

1989

Ø NGO conference, organised by the International Student Movement of the United Nations (ISMUN), in Accra, Ghana, (September) which was held before the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Accra:
§ Met with South Africans Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki and discussed the future of West Papua;
§ Held meetings with Foreign Diplomatic envoys from Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Liberia and Senegal.
§ Met with Foreign Minister of Ghana and other relevant minister and request for diplomatic support, which responded that such support firstly should be given by governments in the Melanesian countries.
§ Adressed at the symposium on 80th years Dr.Kwame Nkrumah birth day in Accra.
§ Met with Chancellor of Universities of Ghana, Prof. Akilagpa Sawyeerr.
§ Organised relocation of West Papuan refugees in Ghana to the Netherlands with Embassy of the Dutch in Accra.
Ø Founding member of Fritt Väst Papua/ Swedish West Papua Association, Malmö, Sweden,aiming at raising public awareness in the Scandinavia and raised humanitarian needs for the refugees in PNG., gave talks in universities, churches, unions, NGOs, and high school students.
Ø Second Speaking Tour in Australia. Met with politicians, NGOs, unions, and mass-media coverage. Interviewed by SBS- program: Face to Press, requested ALP-Melbourne to support resolution of West Papua at the ALP–nation conference in Hobart, Tasmania.

Ø The United Nations, New York, USA: Presented paper entitled: “No Peace Without Justice” to an audience of UN diplomats and international peace campaigners at the United Nations’ Global Submit of the Great Peace Journey. 9 September.

1988

Ø Pacific Catholic Commission for Peace and Justice, Auckland. Invited to attend this conference and discuss vision and mission of the people’s struggle in West Papua. Meetings with PNG governments and church officials including Minister Bernad Narakobi and discussed about the situation of refugees in PONG and border crisis and with Indonesian Minister for Religion, Frans Seda, discussedc peaceful dialogue. TV-and radio interviewed, and met the Hon. Helen Clark, member of the parliament.

PUBLICATIONS

Books, Conferences Papers and the Other Articles

2003
Ø “Promoting the Collective Rights of Indigenous People to Self-Determination-The West Papua Case”, Conference paper during the A Regional Round Table Conference, titled: Education of Indigenous People of the Pacific, presented by John Otto Ondawame, 4thto 7th December 2003, Suva.
Ø “Mobilisation of People Power in the Region: Public Awareness Campaigns in Melanesia-Fiji and Vanuatu”, Report No:3, Volume I, 9th November /3/ WPPRO/2003, prepared by John Otto Ondawame West Papuan People’s Representative Office, 9th November 2003, Port Vila
Ø “4th International Solidarity Meeting and Pacific Islands Forum Meeting Auckland, 8-19 August 2003” , Report No. 2, August 25/ WPPRO/2003, prepared by John Otto Ondawame and Andy Ayamiseba, West Papua People’s Representative Office, August 25, 2003 .
Ø “Briefing Paper for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senior Ministerial Officers on Recent Development Concerning the Issue of West Papua” prepared by Andy Ayamiseba and Dr.John Otto Ondawame, West Papuan People’s Representative Office, 25th July 2003, Port Vila.
Ø Reconciliation and Consolidation Among Papuans-Report on Workshop III, 2-3 September 2002”, Position Paper No 4, January 2003, by Stuart Rees and John O. Ondawame with Peter King, The West Papua Project, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of Sydney
2002

Ø “Self-Determination: Building a Better Future” and built international networks. Second International Conference on West Papua in Neuendettelsau, Germany: 12-
17 October.
Ø “Managing Conflict over West Papua: Community Engagement in Peaceful Dialogue”, Development Research Symposium: South Pacific Futures, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, West Papua Project, CPACS, the University of Sydney. 22-24th July.
Ø “West Papua: The Discourse of Cultural Genocide and Conflict Resolution” Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Washington DC., the USA:,
4-7 April.
Ø “ West Papua: Reconciliation as a Way of Peace Dialogue–Report on Workshop II ( 12 – 13 December 2001)” , Position Paper No. 03, May 2002 by John Ondawame with Peter King , Centre for Peace and Conflict, the University of Sydney.

2001
Ø “ West Papua: Exploring the Prospects of Peace with Justice–Report on a Workshop and Future Plans” , Position Paper No: 02, September 1st, 2001, by John Ondawame and Peter King, Centre for Peace and Conflict, the University of Sydney.
Ø “Peaceful Dialogues Over West Papua: the Design of a Way Forward “, Draft Position Paper No. 01 March 27, 2001, by John Ondawame Stuart Rees The West Papua Project Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of Sydney.
2000
Ø “One People, One Soul”, West Papuan Nationalism and the Organisasi Papua Merdeka (OPM)/Free Papua Movement which was approved and it will be published soon..
Ø “Land is My Mother” is an autobiography that will be published soon *(Draft)
Ø “West Papua’s Past and Future “ presented at a Workshop with titled: Regional Autonomy and Local Societies in Indonesia, hosted by Asian Studies Association of Australia at 13th Conference, the University of Melbourne that held on 3-5 July .
Ø “The future of West Papua”, a paper presented during the workshop on Autonomy and Democracy in the Asia Pacific region, ANU –Darwin. March.
Ø “The future prospect of West Papua”, presented in Past, Present and Future Workshop organised by ACFOA, published in its Briefing Papers Series.
Ø Self –Determination in West Papua (Irian Jaya)”, published in Indigenous Affairs, No:1/2000, January –February and March of the International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark.

1999
Ø Forgotten but not Beaten: West Papua’s Struggle for Decolonisation”, Conference Paper, Dublin, Ireland. Paper was also published in the Islands Business
Ø “Now East Timor, Next West Papua”, published by Pacific Islands Monthly, 10 October, Suva.
Ø “Colonisation is the Root Cause of Political Problems: the Case of Indonesia” Paper presented at Hague Conference for Peace in the Netherlands. 15th May.
Ø State Terrorism in the Case of West Papua ” in Violence in Melanesian States: the Case of Indonesia in West Papua “: Discussion Paper No. 98/4 , State, Society and Governance in Melanesia project The Australian National University *

1997
Ø “The Impacts of Freeport Mining Activities on the Amungme and Kamoro Peoples in West Papua” in Visions and Actions for Peace, Conference Paper, Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Medical Association for the Prevention of War (Australia), Canberra. *

1992
Ø “New Hope and Perspective” , Report, the Church of Lutheran Aid, Uppsala

1989
Ø “Peace without Justice”, The Global Summit of the Great Peace Journey” in the UN’s Building, New York.

1985
Ø “Pengar, Makt, därför ockuperade Väst Papua” (Money and Power for this
reasons, West Papua was occupied). Bulletin, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Stockholm.

My three referees are as follows:

Professor Stuart Rees
Director of Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
The University of Sydney
Mackie Buidling, KO1, NSW 2006
Telephone: 02 9351 4763

Dr.Chris Ballard
Research Fellow
Research School for Pacific and Asian Studies
Australian National University,Canberra ACT 0200
Telephone: 02-6125 0305

Dr. Anne Noonan
55 Mandolong Road, Mosman
NSW 2008
Tel.02-99601698

Awards and Scholarships:

2001
Ø Recipient of the Australians Against Execution annual Reconciliation Award. Awarded each year to the person whose work best exemplifies the spirit of reconciliation, and demonstrates commitment to breaking the cycle of revenge.
1974
Ø Academie Dalam Negeri-Full 3 Year scholarship-including all fees and weekly salary. Withdrew from those privileges for my own political principles.
1972
Ø President Suharto Awards for Academic Excellence- INPRES, Including a monetary prize to be used towards future education.

Publications:

Recent published papers are available on the web at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies site:
http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/cpacs

1986

Ø Delegate with the Swedish “Great Peace Journey”: Our Delegation traveled from Sweden to Fiji where we met with government leaders of the UN member states in the South Pacific. Held meetings with many state leaders the Pacific region including NZ, Australia, PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In New Zealand, Iwe met with Prime Minister, David Longi, and Helen Clark, member of the parliament. In Australia we met with Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and Foreign Minister, Bill Hayden. Briefed members of Australian Parliament on West Papua in Federal parliament, Canberra.
Ø Speaking Tour in Australia and held meetings with NGO’s and government leaders State and Federal Parliamentarians, political parties, unions, local communities, churches, students and foreign Embassies in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Wollongong and Newcastle. Presented a public lecture at Hobart University, Tasmania, Spoke at the parliament in Hobart, organised by Senator Bob Brown, Green Party of Australia. Had a public information meeting at Trades Hall, Melbourne in October. Giving seminar on West Papua (10 December 1986) Human Rights Day in the Australian National University, mass-media coverage, raised public awareness campaigns.

1983

  • Lobbied Vatican Officials. Meetings with the Vice of the Pope, Cardinal Smith, Italian Caritas International and Swedish Ambassador to Vatican, Catholic Commission for peace and Justice and interviewed by Radio Vatican Scandinavian section and appealed for humanitarian intervention in West Papua.
  • Solidarity Movement in Poland. Humanitarian help to activities to Poland Solidarity movement by having a brief visit to Warsawa.

1978

Ø Mediator Role to release War Hostages Played facilitated role to release hostages taken by the OPM. Approach Bishop of Vanimo, Bishop John Edtrige and the government of PNG to release the hostages peacefully. Secret talks between the OPM and these bodies was done in the PNG soil.. Held first secret talks between the leaders of the OPM with the government of PNG in Port Moresby about reconciliation between factions within the OPM and border situation, treated the war hostages according to Geneva convention.

1976-78

Ø The Vice Chairman of the Leader of the OPM, the headquarter of the OPM in West Papua. Functions were:
§ Secretary General of the Council for Restoration of Justice
§ Member of executive council of the OPM and
§ High commander of the National Liberation Army in the Provisional Government of West Papua.
§ The following tasks were carried out: policy making, strategic plan, program, gave direction, coordinated,campaigns,, propaganda works, public awareness and education program, international networks and radio communication, organized clandestine networks inside West Papua, basic health and
military training and education, established international relation with neioghbouring countries, resettlement of the refugees and revolutionary comrades and their families, health and humanitarian supplies, open new camps and basis disisolated by opening new links between noth-south and east-west, ESKOPME.
§ Established social group- Japamefak.

1975-76

  •  General Secretary of the GOLKAR Party of Indonesia for Jayapura Regency
  • Founder of Special Cadre training program of GOLKAR Party, West Papua.Coordinator for farmers, fishermen and forestry workers in Abepura, West Papua.
  • Civil Defence Training
  •  Founding member of West Papuan Youth Movement.
    Executive member of the Amungme and Kamoro Peoples’ Community Group, Jayapura.

2 Comments »

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    Otto Durka Says:

    we greatly missed you Dr.Ondawame. We will hardly find someone like you. You speak your heart for the people of West Papua and very hard and late to say thank you for what you did for our people..definately you are saint in heaven with God for what you feel and did for our people..You are hero in the eyes of capitalism and colonialism.
    May your soul rest in peace with God….we will never forget you


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