Papua New Guinea Australia Alumni Association (PNGAAA)

Alumni association launches ESP chapter

East Sepik Provincial Administrator Dr Clement Malau and Papua New Guinea Australia Alumni Association (PNGAAA) Vice President, Dr Pamela Kamya, joined Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Bruce Davis, at the launch in Wewak on 6 November.

The East Sepik Chapter is the tenth PNGAAA chapter to be established joining existing provincial chapters in Manus, Madang, Eastern Highlands, East New Britain, Enga, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Morobe, Milne Bay and National Capital District.

Alumni association celebrates successes

Their annual dinner, hosted at the Hilton Hotel, Port Moresby, was not only to applaud their work for the past 12 months but also to raise funds to support the Association’s efforts to carry out high-impact community-based projects.

Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, Sam Basil, and Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea Bruce Davis, both spoke at the event, signifying a shared commitment to PNG’s sustainable development and the PNG-Australia Partnership.

Outstanding PNGeans recognised

The winners in the five awards categories include: Alumni of the Year Gertrude Tamade-Elai, Australian High Commission Papua New Guinea Women in Leadership Tina Mark, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Cheryl Mondo-Mulas, Young Leader Dr Izzard Aglua and Community Service Engagement Dr Hilda Audubo.

Alumni association launches ninth provincial chapter

The National Capital District Chapter boasts the largest number of alumni in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with over 1,500 members.

It is the ninth PNGAAA chapter to be established joining existing provincial chapters that include: Manus, Madang, Eastern Highlands, East New Britain, Enga, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Morobe and Milne Bay.

Australian Deputy High Commissioner Caitlin Wilson was joined by PNG Minister for Public Service Elias Kapavore, Governor of East Sepik Allan Bird and PNGAAA President Dr David Kavanamur, to launch the newest chapter of PNGAAA.