Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance (PILAG)

Police officers upskilled

Present to witness the ceremony was Police Commissioner David Manning.

Commissioner Manning congratulated his officers for choosing to sacrifice their time from work and family to upskill themselves, adding that personal development is an individual’s choice. 

The graduates are officers within the operations and administration wing of the constabulary.

“We in the constabulary see the need to better ourselves in making sure that we serve our people,” he stated.

Leadership Academy for Women

The partnership being established under UN Women’s Women Make the Change programme, focuses on supporting and promoting women’s political participation and leadership in PNG. This would be implemented with support from the Governments of Australia and New Zealand.

The Political Leadership Academy for Women will work closely with a small cohort of women in each cycle to provide those who are already in subnational political positions with training, skills building, mentorship and learning exchange opportunities.

New diploma for public service leaders

The 34 graduates were the first to be awarded the new Diploma of Leadership and Governance at the Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance (PILAG) on Friday, April 26th.

Among the graduates was Margaret Kumbun, an elementary coordinator at Nuku District in West Sepik, who said it was a privilege to have learnt alongside public service peers from around the country.

“It’s quite inspiring learning about the importance of leadership, governance and our roles,” she said.

Institution renamed

Funded by the Australian and PNG governments, the institution is focused on enhancing public sector performance with a particular emphasis on the extension of programs to the subnational level through regional training centres, and delivery in the regions, provinces and districts.

Minister for Public Service, Elias Kapavore, said the institution provides organisational needs-based training focused on ethical leadership, strategic planning, corporate services and management processes.