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  • 09 May 2015
    Open source data on forest cover change

    Since Matt Hansen and his team at the University of Maryland released their study of global forest loss and gain about 18 months ago in Science magazine, the ‘Hansen data’ has become one of the most widely-used sources of information for those interested in unbiased, objective analyses of forest cover change around the world. There is no doubt that this resource has the potential to advance understanding of forest dynamics at the global scale and to sharpen the focus of REDD+ programmes and planning.

  • 14 Apr 2015
    GEF Small Grants Program calls for proposals

    The United Nations Development Programme’s Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (UNDP GEF SGP) opens a call for grant applications under 5th Operational Phase.

  • 02 Dec 2014
    "You must be the change you wish" - reflections of the days of activism against violence

  • 18 Mar 2014
    Learning Training Workshop on GEF Small Grants Programme

    A Learning Training workshop was conducted by the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme on 18 and 19 March 2014 to share general information on the program, grant approval processes and project results expected from individual projects.

  • 06 Mar 2014
    Social Accountability approach initiated by PCaB programme

    The UNDP, Australian Aid and GovPNG’s Provincial Capacity Building (PCaB) programme recently launched a Social Accountability (SA) approach in order to get citizens’ perceptions on the quality of public services delivered to the provinces and districts.

  • 01 Mar 2014
    PCaB changing lives and progress in Gulf province

    The National Project Coordinator of the UNDP & Australian Aid’s Provincial Capacity Building (PCaB) programme was interviewed last week by the local newspaper “The National” .

  • 25 Feb 2014
    Launching of the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Program

    The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Program launching took place on Wednesday 25th February 2014 in Lamana, Port Moresby, officiated by the Acting Secretary for Department of Finance, Dr. Ken Ngangan.

  • 15 Dec 2013
    Peace and Development Analysis (PDA) launched in Autonomous Region of Bougainville

    The islands of Bougainville (formerly North Solomons Province) are an integral, but autonomous region of Papua New Guinea (PNG). In 2001, the Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA) was signed between the national Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) and leaders representing the people of Bougainville.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    Presentation of the portfolios of low income households

    Stakeholders driving financial inclusion in PNG gathered over two days this week to discuss the implications of the Diaries findings for achieving the National Financial Inclusion target of 1 million by end of 2015.

  • 28 Nov 2013
    Workshop held to discuss translation of wealth from natural resource extraction into sustainable human development

    UNDP held a consultative workshop on human development in collaboration with the Government in Port Moresby to discuss discussed UNDP’s second National Human Development Report (NHDR) with the theme of ‘From Nature to People: Translating Resource Wealth into Sustainable Human Development’.

  • 26 Nov 2013
    UNREDD+ in collaboration with OCCD and WCS held REDD+Training Workshop in Manus

    The PNG UNREDD+ Programme has held a 2 days REDD+ Training workshop in Lorengau, Manus Province on the 26-27th of November 2013. The workshop was basically to validate the REDD+ training manual and in a way, awareness on Climate Change and REDD+ was carried out during the event. A total of 21 participants, mainly government officials from the provincial government, few from the local level government and resource owners attended the training.

  • 09 Oct 2013
    UNREDD+ Programme has hosted a National Awareness Raising workshop

    The one-day national workshop on Awareness Raising organised by the UN REDD PNG Programme held on September 11th 2013 was a success and a step forward.

  • 03 Aug 2013
    Updates Rapid Assessment of Institutional Readiness to Deliver Gender-Based Violence and HIV Services

    NACS in Partnership with UNDP is pleased to share the recently released Rapid Assessment of Institutional Readiness to Deliver Gender-Based Violence and HIV Services in Five Provinces of Papua New Guinea, jointly conducted by PNG National AIDS Council Secretariat and UNDP.

  • 24 Jun 2013
    Inter-governmental Financing and Service Delivery workshop completed successfully

    The National Economic and Fiscal Commission (NEFC) organized a series of regional workshop on the issue of “Intergovernmental Financing and Service Delivery”. The workshops carried out in Alotau from 22 to 24 May for the Southern region; in Lae from 4 to 6 June for the Momasse region and East New Britain from 18 to 20 June for the New Guinea Island region.

  • 20 May 2013
    Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) in Papua New Guinea

    The Government of Papua New Guinea’s Department of Finance, has embarked on the implementation of Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) in conducting a self-assessment and diagnostics of the country’s Public Financial Management System (PFMS).

  • 16 May 2013
    Contribution agreement signed between European Commission and UNDP PNG

    A contribution agreement has been signed between the EU and UNDP country office in PNG to implement a disaster risk management project titled “Reducing Risk and Building Community Resilience in Autonomous Region of Bougainville’. The project, with a budget of 540,000 Euros will be implemented over a period of 18 months.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Service improvement (DSIP, PSIP and LLGSIP) awareness workshop completed

    The much talked Service Improvement Programs (DSIP/PSIP/LLGSIP) workshop got underway last week on the 17-18th April 2013 in Port Moresby at Hideaway Hotel. This workshop catered for stakeholders from Gulf and Central provinces and the National Capital District. In attendance were Provincial Administrators with their Deputies, District Administrators, LLG Managers/Presidents and Provincial/District Treasurers.

  • 08 Apr 2013
    Advance MapInfo training completed successfully

    An advance MapInfo training was conducted from the 8th – 19th April, 2013 under the “Disaster Risk Management Mainstreaming Program for Papua New Guinea” which is jointly implemented by UNDP, SOPAC and National Disaster Centre of Papua New Guinea. The main objective of the training was to provide participants with an overview of the potential benefits of using Geographical Information System (GIS) for disaster risk management and other potential applications.

  • 01 Mar 2013
    National Disaster Centre commenced the review of the Disaster Management Act

    The National Disaster Centre of Papua New Guinea has commenced the review of the existing Disaster Management Act with technical assistance from PNG Constitutional Law Reform Commission. Earlier UNDP assisted the Government of PNG strengthen the current DRM governance arrangements through revision of the National Disaster Risk Management Plan (NDRM Plan) that provided an institutional framework for DRM at all levels and paved the way for the revision of the existing DM legislation.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    PCaB Support to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

    The PCaB Management visited the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) on the 25th – 26th Feb 2013. The travelling team included the Chief Technical Specialist Mr. Tito Balboa, National Program Coordinator Mr. Sam Erepan and ENB Provincial Support Advisor Mr. Geoffrey Kedeke. The trip was part of the awareness of the program to extend its technical support to the ARB in 2013 and onwards.