Peer Review - Protected AreasJun 13, 2015Papua New Guinea is a step closer to having a new protected area legislation to implement the National Protected Area Policy 2014
Papua New Guinea Reckons With Unmet Development GoalsMay 27, 2015As Papua New Guinea celebrates 40 years of independence, 2015 marks a defining year for the largest Pacific Island nation, set to record 15 percent GDP growth this year. However, unless the government tightens up its policies, the country will likely fail to achieve any of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) despite making significant progress in the past few years.
The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme invests in BIMA to provide Microinsurance productsMay 21, 2015The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and Bima launched a partnership to provide micro insurance products in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG), including the Highlands Region. PFIP’s partnership and investment in Bima is made possible through the support of the European Union and the Australian Government, and through the commitment of the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) and its Governor, Loi Bakani.
PNG continues building its REDD+ national capacityMay 21, 2015The Papuan New Guinea Government welcomed the next chapter in building its capacity for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).
Papua New Guinea Forest Authority receives assistance from UN-REDD Programme and EU to develop first National Forest InventoryMay 20, 2015The project is funded by the European Union (EUR 5.8 million), UNDP under the UN-REDD Programme (EUR 2 million) and is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the PNG Forest Authority. The project is expected to be completed by September 2017.
Sustainable development goals: all you need to knowMay 13, 2015The countdown has begun to September’s summit on the sustainable development goals, with national governments now discussing the 17 goals that could transform the world by 2030.
UNDP kicks off training support to 2015 Bougainville electionsApr 30, 2015UNDP is starting a comprehensive training programme focusing on election Scrutineers, Returning Officers, and Media in Bougainville.
UNDP to work with the Government of Papua New Guinea to establish early-warning system to fight floods Apr 23, 2015UNDP in partnership with the Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD) will start developing early-warning systems for inland and coastal flooding to enable local communities to cope with the floods and enhance country’s capacity to adapt to flood-related risks.
New corruption cases uncovered with “Phones Against Corruption” initiativeApr 10, 2015Two public officials in Papua New Guinea have been arrested for fund mismanagement of more than 2 million US dollars. Five more are waiting for court decisions, and approximately other 250 cases are being investigated - thanks to "Phones Against Corruption" initiative.
40 best business ideas selected - Kumul GameChangersApr 9, 2015Best 40 ideas are selected for the first Papua New Guinea’s business plan competition, the Kumul Game Changers. Ideas were selected from over 300 applications by emerging Papua New Guinean entrepreneurs.
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- Jiwaka’s Domil community has been recognised for its community development efforts by PNG’s Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill. UNDP is very proud to work with the Domil community, which has been awarded the Tackling Poverty & Improving Education, Health and Wellbeing Leading to Strong and Sustainable Communities prize in the 2015 Prime Minister’s Excellence Award. This award was designed to champion the fundamental role that organisations and their partners and stakeholders play in growing vibrant, prosperous local communities. Recognising that solutions to challenges must be sustainable, this category seeks to reward projects that are helping create sustainable communities and sustainable development. Domil was recognised for its Integrated Community Development Cooperative Society, a community government system which drives Domil’s development. This organizes the village members into a decision and implementing body, whereby every person is represented and can have their say. It is headed by a Chairman and a Chairlady, and each committee member in the governing council is called a minister, and is responsible for the delivery of services in their sector. The Society’s director, Bernard Gunn, said it provided the Domil community with a judicial government system, including community police for law and justice, and ministers for agriculture, women and youth, education, environment and forests, and an executive forming the community government. “With thanks to our development partners we are translating our vision into reality,” Mr Gunn said. On visiting the community, the Prime Minister’s Assessment Team was highly impressed, noting that Domil was one of the first PNG communities to organise to help itself first, and then seek help from outside the community, including from the Government and other donor partners. They commended Domil’s establishment of a chicken processing factory and chicken feed processors large enough to supply the Highlands region. They have used this forum since its inauguration in 1992 and have most recently developed a plan for 2015. The community has focused strongly on livelihoods, through economic development. It has purchased a cassava mill and modern poultry farming practices and processing centre. The Prime Minister’s Excellence Awards ceremony is an annual ceremony designed to showcase and celebrate the very best of innovative and creative approaches that individuals and organisations are embracing to meet the needs of local communities. The UNDP is implementing the Community-led MDG Acceleration Project (CLMAP) in four communities across PNG. The EU-funded pilot project aims to demonstrate self-driven, area specific, community development through Community Based Organisations (CBO) based on community articulated needs and priorities. The CLMAP focuses on health, education, essential infrastructure and income generation sectors, with women as core beneficiaries in each target village. In addition to community mobilization to implement area-based development, the project aims to enhance the capacity of government to deliver services at the village level. The four sites selected cover a range of environments in three main regions of PNG (Momase, Highlands and Islands), namely: • Domil in Jiwaka, • Trolga in Western Highlands, • Sibalai in Milne Bay, and • Musendai in East Sepik. 03 October AT 07:53 PM
- Congratulations to the Wanang Conservation Area of Papua New Guinea for winning this year's Equator Prize. The Wanang Conservation Area is an alliance of 10 indigenous, rainforest-dwelling clans that together protect 10,000 hectares of forest for biodiversity research, carbon storage and sustainable livelihoods. And thanks to UNDP in Papua New Guinea for their support in helping us spread the word! 30 September AT 10:48 PM
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