Ms. Kate Uvia is a tertiary qualified professional communicator from Bougainville and East New Britain. As a proud PNG woman, she has forged her career at the cutting edge of a range of bilateral and multi-lateral organisations working to promote inclusive economic growth for all Papua New Guineans. These have included the World Bank Group and two major DFAT implementing partners in the governance arena. She was a driving force behind the ‘Tanim Graun’ or ‘Turn the Earth’ prime time panelist discussion TV series in PNG that would examine contemporary development issues through a political/public/private/civil society lens. She is passionate about PNG-Australia relations and using her experience and community linkages to give a ‘voice to the voiceless’ by mainstreaming traditionally marginalising issues in PNG such as disability and gender. She has and continues to volunteer her free time with national disability, HIV/AIDS and Church organisations.