COVID-19 Misinformation

COVID-19 cases in PNG have passed the 14,000 mark with over 100 deaths have been reported and getting vaccinated remains vital.

Save the Children believes that community engagement and information sharing is needed to combat misinformation and prevent vaccine hesitancy in the community. 

Recently, the Save the Children team, together with the local health authority, youth and women representatives travelled to Kadawa in Daru, to speak about COVID-19.

Australian NGOs to receive GAP grants

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop declared her government’s commitment when visiting the DWU Campus in Madang.

Bishop also met with DWU President Professor Cecilia Nembou and young women students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs.

Childfund Australia, Marie Stopes International Australia and World Vision Australia will deliver GAP projects in Papua New Guinea.

These projects will help support equal opportunities for Papua New Guineans and work towards achieving lives free from violence.

Foundation established to help people in Chimbu

The Wiwe Hora Relief Foundation (WHRF) launched the programs on Jan 4, 2017.

WHRF is a Chimbu based rural non-profit NGO  aim to serve the people in their community as well as other surrounding communities.

The foundation was established in 2015 during the drought period which affected most the rural communities in the Highlands.

The main objectives of WHRF is to relieve the rural communities in any disaster stricken events and as well as emergency cases, like death.

So far, WHRF has delivered two lots of relief supplies to Wara Sua Community in 2015.

Woman stands trial next week over cancer funds

26 year old Margaret Ani of Pari village, NCD, will stand trial from next week Monday. The two day trial was supposed to start today however that has been deferred to November 9.

Among those expected to give evidence during the trial is Ani’s immediate boss, Dadi Toka Jnr who was the president at that time.

Ani was committed by the District Court on May 13 to stand trial for her alleged offence in 2012.

Magistrate Cosmos Bidar in his ruling on May 13 said Ani had sufficient evidence against her with a total of 72 counts.

NGO, Japan signs contract to reconstruct Tale Bridge

Ambassador of Japan to Papua New Guinea His Exellenncy Morio Matsumoto, and the chairman of the local NGO group Warenge Komba Foundation Inc. Matthew Taso, signed the grant contracts for the project for reconstruction of Tale Bridge in Wapenamanda district on Thursday at the Ambassador’s residence in Port Moresby.

The reconstruction of the bridge was awarded a grant amount of K979, 123 funded through the Grant Assistance Human for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Government of Japan.

Film Highlighting Climate Change and Migration Launched in Suva

“The Land Beyond the Horizon” captures the stories of Pacific islanders whose lands and livelihoods are threatened by climate change, as well as those who have had to relocate to other countries, and discusses the impacts on their lives, cultures, languages and traditions. 

The film also features exclusive footage and interviews with prominent leaders such as the President Anote Tong of Kiribati, Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga of  Tuvalu and Mary Robinson, the United Nations Special Envoy on Climate Change – leaders in the frontline of climate change efforts throughout the world.

Pac NGO's want face to face meetings with Forum Leaders

The pre-forum meetings were held on Tuesday between the past, present and future chairpersons of the forum namely the leaders of the Marshall Islands, Palau and Papua New Guinea.

Pacific NGO spokesperson Ann Singeo says the pre-forum meetings could become an important space for input from civil society organisations in the region ahead of the forum proper.