UNDP calls for applications for Women in Parliament training

UN Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for applications for Women in Parliament practice training to be held in Port Moresby in March 2017.

The practice training aims to support more PNG women to participate in elections and be elected to Parliament and raise awareness on increasing women’s participation in politics and leadership roles.

UNDP has been running Practice Parliaments for Women across the Pacific.

In 2012, 50 PNG women participated in the first ever Practice Parliament for Women in the country.

The idea of a Practice Parliament for Women provided a practical forum to expose participant to the realities of policy-making and being a parliamentarian.

This activity seeks to directly address that concern by training women on parliamentary engagement and then immediately providing them with a forum to apply the skills they have learnt.

The program, designed in collaboration with the National Parliament of PNG, the Department for Community Development and Religion, the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties and

UNDP will consist of three parts:

· Skills training to develop participant’understanding of parliamentary processes, as well as key policy issues that voters may want to discuss with them while they campaign (three days);

· Practice Parliament for Women, which will see all participants in a practice session where they will engage in a mock Question Time and debating a mock Bill (one day);

· Skills training on campaigning and media engagement

Women who are considering standing for the 2017 national elections or local elections in 2018; and Women community leaders who wish to develop their leadership, advocacy and policy skills are eligible to apply.

The training and Practice Parliament will be held in Port Moresby from Monday 6 March to Saturday March 11.

For successful applicants travelling from other provinces, a return economy airfare will be purchased by the organizers for your travel and accommodation provided.

Other workshop arrangements will be made available to successful applicants in due course.

In order to be considered to be a participant download forms from UNDP in PNG web site (www.pg.undp.org) or pick the forms at UNDP PNG Country Office.

Application must be posted or delivered to:

UNDP Papua New Guinea Country Office

Level 14, Deliotte Tower

P O Box 1041, Port Moresby. NCD

By email: procurement.pg@undp.org

DEADLINE: February 17, 2017 (Only successful applicants will be notified)

There are 40-50 spaces available for this training. 


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Annette Kora