Participants of the 2014 Aus-PNG Emerging Leaders Dialogue. Photo: Peter Morris

Each year the Australia-PNG Network hosts its flagship event, the Emerging Leaders Dialogue.  This draws together a diverse group of young and dynamic leaders from the two countries for a wide-ranging discussion on topical and relevant issues.

Participants are nominated to represent a range of experience, expertise and industry and society groups. Nominations are accepted throughout the year with the Dialogue meeting held in November or December.

The insights of participants are documented in an Outcomes Paper which is forwarded to the two countries’ Foreign Ministers and is published on the Network’s website.

In previous years, the Dialogue has provided insight on topics including Health, leadership, economic empowerment, art, politics, and civil society.

You can find out more about the Dialogue by looking at our searchable directory of all previous participants, and also review the Outcomes Documents from previous meetings. Participants and other network members write about relevant issues building on the discussions at the Dialogue, and they are included in our ongoing events and activities through the Australia-PNG Network.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year, and there is more information about the application process and the event itself at our Frequently Asked Questions page.