Addressing man power needs, seminar

PNG NRI Director, Dr Osborne Sanida says there is a problem in the labor market due to the mismatch between labor supply and the demand. 

He explained that the labour supply is what comes out of the training and education system, whilst the demand refers to employers. He said demand is limited, whilst supply is never ending in society. 

Dr Sanida says, “From a policy perspective, the government has the free education policy. Which is very good in terms of how we can increase the literacy for our country.”

NRI hails Gov’t support

The support in the construction and maintenance of the PNG Knowledge Hub Precincts including the Sir Henry Chow Building is in line with the Government’s emphasis on evidence-based decision-making and policy formulation based on data and research.  

The Government allocated K4 million for feasibility and design and approved facilities upgrade and construction from 2024. 

OTDF Conducts Food Security Survey

The Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF) conducted a Food Security Baseline Survey in South and Middle Fly regions of Western Province and showed the sustainability of agriculture and fishing for communities who live along the river. 

The information paves way for sustainable management of current food sources with the introduction of maize and rice farming for possible income generation arrangements.  

PNG Needs Population Policy: Gure

Lekwa Gure, Deputy Party Leader of ULP and Member for Rigo Open, presented the party’s 16 policy statements in the third seminar facilitated by the PNG National Research Institute (PNG NRI) last Friday, 12th of November.

ULP’s eighth policy statement states, “Responsible family planning based on PNG socioeconomics for population growth.”

MP Gure said the country’s population is growing at 3.1 percent, while the country’s economic growth is approximately 2.5 percent.

NRI/CEFI Partnership

The memorandum of understanding signed today between CEFI and PNG NRI aims to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the institutions.

Present to officiate the agreement was Executive Director for CEFI, Saliya Ranasinghe and Acting Director for PNG NRI, Dr. Osborne Sanida.

The newly formed partnership now enables new research grounds into the country’s economic and social development. The research will place special emphasis on the role of education in development.

Vital NRI Course

This is one of the values of the course that the participants can gain from, as highlighted by the Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (PNG NRI) Acting Director, Dr. Osborne Sanida in his address to the 2021 intakes on Monday 6 September 2021.

“The curriculum is unique in its conception and presentation… A lot of you can go on to do post-graduate studies. EPAC is the stepping stone to it,” Dr. Sanida said.

Failure of Service Delivery

The ADRP Seminar Series are held in the lead up to the National Conference in October. Discussions in the seminars are based on the capacity deterioration of basic service delivery and the weakening of National Institutions.

Political Science Lecturer from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), Michael Kabuni highlighted the ‘Performance of Legislative and Executive Arms of Government in Papua New Guinea.’

Public Servants Lack Proper Ethics

In recent years, in an effort to rectify the problem of ethics and lack of values-based culture blamed on the public sector workforce, selected groups of public servants have been attending ethics and leadership courses at the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance (PILAG) every year since 2015.

More Women Take NRI Course

Speaking at the opening ceremony at the PNG NRI campus in Port Moresby on Thursday, PNG NRI’s Acting Director Dr Osborne Sanida said it was good to see more females rising in the public and private sectors.

“There are more females registered, which is good for advancing equal opportunity for all,” Dr Sanida said.

The course was first offered in May, where 31 students attended and graduated with certificates after one week of intensive study.

NRI In Information Sharing Drive

ADRP Leader, Dr. Thomas Webster addressed media personnel in a briefing today on the upcoming event, he said the National Conference will facilitate a robust discussion on;

  • Basic service delivery systems
  • The extent of capacity deterioration
  • Weakening of national institutions and
  • Governance and oversight in Papua New Guinea.


Dr. Webster explained: “The objectives are to facilitate an informed national conversation with dialogue and information sharing.”