Papua New Guinea Institute of Public Administration (PNGIPA)

Ethical public sector leaders can boost services

The launch of the district training roll-out coincided with the commencement of two PNGIPA short courses for district-level public servants.

More than 30 public servants from District Development Authorities will attend the courses over two weeks, including participants from the districts of Ialibu-Pangia, Nawaeb (Morobe), Nuku (West Sepik), Sohe (Northern) and Talasea (West New Britain).

Public servants complete inaugural leaders program

The Future Leaders Program is focused on the development of public servants’ professional skills, leadership capabilities, strategic thinking and policy development.

The first cohort began in March and participants  travelled to Port Moresby three times for intensive two-week blocks at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Public Administration (PNGIPA).

PNGIPA steps up regional training

PNGIPA, a core partner of the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct, recently launched its Project Management course in Kokopo, East New Britain Province.

The Project Management course was attended by more than 20 participants and marked a significant landmark for PNGIPA.

The Precinct is supporting PNGIPA’s training delivery which includes increased opportunities for vocational education in subnational areas and improvements to regional training centres.

​New resource centre for PNGIPA

A ground-breaking ceremony was held on 21 June to celebrate the centre, which will provide modern spaces to Papua New Guinea for teaching, research and discussion.

The new resource centre will also complement the ongoing construction of a new administration office called the new Bully Beef Building at PNGIPA, which started last year. 

The institution’s capacity to deliver courses is being strengthened through the Precinct, supported by a partnership with the Australian Public Service Commission.