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PNG New Voices 2014

A PNG New Voices panel session on sustainable development
(Andrew Gavin/Kate Uvia)
A PNG New Voices panel session on sustainable development

The Australia-PNG Network was pleased to host the second PNG New Voices on Thursday, 29 May 2014 at the National Research Institute of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby.

This one-day conference brought together emerging young leaders from across the private sector, civil society, government and media to share ideas and discuss key issues that are vital to PNG’s future.

The inaugural PNG New Voices was held on 22 October 2012 in Port Moresby and featured lively discussion on areas ranging from transforming the national economy to Papua New Guinea’s place in the Asian Century.

This event gives a platform to ‘new voices’ and takes a forward-thinking view of Papua New Guinea’s challenges and its place in the world. Topics that were discussed and debated at the conference include responsible sustainable development, Papua New Guinea’s relations with its neighbours and its regional leadership role, and new forms of political engagement.

New Voices PNG 2014 was the first event to be hosted by the Australia PNG Network, which is hosted by the Lowy Institute in cooperation with the National Research Institute, to deepen people-to-people relations between Papua New Guinea and Australia. The Network was officially launched after Thursday’s conference.