Understanding the success of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands holds the key to the country's future.
That's the message following a high-level symposium on the legacy of the regional intervention force which will depart Solomon Islands on Friday.
The force arrived more than 14 years ago bringing an end to a bloody and violent period of civil unrest.
Regional experts, government officials, clergy, former politicians and RAMSI leaders gathered this week to look at how the mission worked.
Koroi Hawkins is in Honiara and filed this report.