The meetings spanned a month and were chaired by the President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, and Secretary General, Auvita Rapilla.
The objectives of the meetings were to provide key information on the services and programs provided by PNG Olympic Committee. These include addressing governance and compliance requirements of PNG Olympic Committee and giving the opportunity for National Federations to raise issues of concern including feedback on PNG Olympic Committee’s services to them.
National Federations were reminded to ensure good governance and best practice in the running of their sport in line with their constitutions.
“Majority of PNGOC members are incorporated under the Associations Act and with the proposed amendments to the Associations Act, we want to work with each of the NFs to ensure their compliance with PNGOC constitutional requirements is up to date,” said Rapilla.
National Federations were also exposed to a mobile office solution termed the ‘NF Hub’, which the PNG Olympic Committee has provided to its members and affiliates. The NF Hub provides a platform for information sharing, communication and storage for the PNG Olympic Committee and National Federations.
PNG Olympic Committee recognises that a majority of National Federations are run by volunteers without a permanent office. This NF Hub initiative provides an avenue for executives of National Federations to store and access important information and data for their sport securely and which can be accessible anywhere in the world via an internet connected device.
Furthermore, the provided solution aims to bridge communication and information-sharing gaps, in addition to improving the current capacity of existing members and affiliates to keep up with the modern times and changes in technology.
The Secretary General thanked the following sports that attended the one-on-one meetings to date - AFL, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Fencing, Gymnastics, Hockey, Karate, Netball, Sailing, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Weightlifting and Wushu.
Sports who have not met with PNGOC are encouraged to contact Desmond Kaviagu to confirm a meeting before December 20th.
(President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura)