PNG-Australia workshop on Environment and Sustainable Development
May 17, 2017 – Post Courier
THE Australia-Papua New Guinea Network and the Australian High Commission will be hosting a workshop in Port Moresby on environment and sustainable development.
The workshop is aimed at building understanding of Australia and Papua New Guinea’s shared environmental challenges and identifying opportunities for innovation and improvment.
Participants will include Papua New Guinean and Australian representatives from government, business and civil society, with specialist speakers in resource management and environment and conservation.
Members of the media are invited to a press conference with the workshop speakers. The Australia-Papua New Guinea Network is delivered by the Lowy Institute for International Policy in partnership with the National Research Institute of Papua New Guinea, supported by the Australian Government.
The workshop is scheduled for today at Grecian and Venetian rooms, Lamana Hotel. Guest speakers will be Dr John Muke of Kuk Swamp Agricultural Heritage Site, PNG, Kenny Bedford of Torres Strait Regional Authority Member for Erub, Australia, Kay Kalim, Dirctor, Sustainable Environment Programs, CEPA, PNG, Jeremy Visser, Environmental Consultant, Australia, Gwen Sisiou, Director REDD Office of Climate Change and Development, PNG, Dr Martin Rice, Head of Research, Climate Council, Australia, Lucinda Gulluman Kisip, Senior Adviser, Sustainable Development, Oil Search Limited, PNG, Susie Smith, CEO, Australian Industry Greenhouse Network, Australia. The chair of the panel discussion will be Roy Trivedy, UNDP resident representative for PNG.