The Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue is the flagship annual event of the Aus-PNG Network at the Lowy Institute. It brings together 20 young leaders from PNG and Australia for two days of discussion about issues of importance in the two countries’ relationship.

You can read more about the dialogue here and find out about the application process at our frequently asked questions page.

Nominations should be submitted through the online form below. The 2019 Dialogue will be held in early November in Papua New Guinea.

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2019.

Applicants must be:

  • A citizen or permanent resident of either Papua New Guinea or Australia;
  • Aged 40 years or younger at 1 December in the year of application; and
  • Able to demonstrate personal qualities and attributes to contribute to a stronger relationship between PNG and Australia.

As the 2019 event will be held in PNG, Australian applicants for this year’s event must hold a valid passport, and be able to qualify for a visa for travel to PNG.

You will need to attach a short statement (no more than 250 words) in support of your application, and a copy of your current resume with contact details for a referee who can speak in support of your nomination.


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