Donors consider PNG as a priority country

Donors turn to consider Papua New Guinea as a priority country, says United Nations Forum on Forest (UNFF) sustainable development officer Benjamin Singer.

Singer is currently in the country facilitating a workshop to build capacity on project design in sustainable forest management in PNG underway in Port Moresby.

UNFF is working in collaboration with PNGFA upon request of the Minister for Forest to provide support to PNGFA in mobilising financing for sustainable forest management in PNG.

The workshop focuses on a small number of international donors including the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Singer said that donors turn to consider PNG as a priority country because it’s a small island developing state along with its Pacific neighbours.

He highlighted that PNG is also classified as a least developed country therefore donors consider it as a priority country.

Singer added that the fact that PNG falls into both these category of countries puts it at the top of the list in terms of receiving funding for sustainable forest management.

Quintina Naime