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Leaving no one behind: The healing powers of Patupatuai

Patupatuai, 19 December 2017 – On a good clear day, you can take a short drive just 20 minutes south of Buin in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and find a tropical oasis; a place both verdant…  


PNG’s Goal: A Commitment to Conserve Natural Resources and Environment for future generations

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is known for its diverse, pristine natural environment and equally rich culture. This keeps the people inherently attached to their land as well as its natural features. The…  


Pawa meris of Pari rehabilitate their coastline to fight climate change

Pari, November 2017, Geua Sasala is what Papua New Guineans would describe as a Pawa Meri; a Tok Pisin term defining a woman who is strong and powerful, and not afraid of ruffling a few feathers.  


Leaving the kitchen behind - Bougainville women take the lead

Arawa, November 2017 - “It’s time for women to come out from behind the so-called kitchen walls. In Bougainvillean culture we haven’t always taken part in the decision-making process, but now we can.”  


New cash crops provide a buzz in the Baining’s

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.  


Disaster Risk Management project to assist Rigo District

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…  


Papua New Guinea, leading the way on SDG 17; Partnerships

"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."  


How I ended up interning at the UNDP in Papua New-Guinea

Read about UNDP's intern, Guido Maschhaupt who spent two months in Papua New Guinea and has a lot to share. Guido has spent two months in PNG and has visited Domil in Jiwaka Province.  

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