New cash crops provide a buzz in the Baining’s
Nov 8, 2017
Arabam, May 2017 – “I want to be able to provide for my family, and now I feel better placed to do so,” said Julius Tepemes, a farmer from the community of Arabam in East New Britain.
Sustainable Development Goals and PNG Businesses
Nov 3, 2017
Richa Verma and Anjori Pasricha work for Socialcops, an Indian data analytics company based in New Delhi. They visited Papua New Guinea in September, as part of a UNDP project to assist businesses track their contribution to the country’s development and specially the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We discussed their observations at the end of their first two week visit. This is what they had to say.
Disaster Risk Management project to assist Rigo District
Nov 2, 2017
Rigo, November 2017 - Papua New Guinea is prone to regular natural disasters. The country faces a steady threat from a wide range of hazards including floods, cyclones, landslides, drought and earthquakes, among others.
Hansard Training to Boost PNG’s Parliamentary Oversight Role
Oct 25, 2017
Port Moresby, 25 October 2017– The crucial role of Hansard in supporting Parliaments in many countries to undertake their full constitutional mandate in representing the interests of citizens, legislating and providing oversight of the executive branch of government, is an area that is not often publicised.
Papua New Guinea, leading the way on SDG 17; Partnerships
Oct 12, 2017
"It's all about localisation and partnerships. Papua New Guinea (PNG) has an opportunity to be a global leader in this space. These are very exciting times."
Disaster Risks threaten Western Highlands and Simbu Provinces
Oct 12, 2017
Port Moresby, 12 October 2017– Western Highlands and Simbu, like other Highlands provinces, are prone to many different hazards including floods, landslides, droughts and frosts.
PNG launches National REDD+ Strategy
Oct 6, 2017
Port Moresby, 6 October 2017 – The Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) officially launched its National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) 2017-2017 at the Grand Papua Hotel in Port Moresby today.
UNDP Asia and Pacific Director Haoliang Xu visits PNG
Oct 4, 2017
Port Moresby, 4 October 2017– The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang Xu, will visit Papua New Guinea (PNG) in October 5-10 to discuss with the country’s leaders how UNDP can best continue to support PNG to achieve its development objectives.
Forum addresses zero women in National Parliament
Sep 27, 2017
Madang, 27 September 2017 – Prominent leaders from government, civil society and communities are meeting in Madang this week, September 26-28, to find ways forward to ensure there is better political representation for women in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Madang Province embraces plans to reduce disaster risks
Sep 25, 2017
Port Moresby, 26 September 2017– Madang Government officials are embracing practical plans to reduce risks from disasters that may impact communities in the province.