U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Participatory community journalism for CBOs

The intensive training was conducted from the 7th to the 18th of August on Participatory Journalism an initiative of MAKATA (Mas Kagin Tapani), a registered not-for-profit advocacy group established in April 2009.

The main reason for its establishment was to sustain the Sea Turtle Restoration and Protection Project (STRP) which was established in 2006 in Madang by Wenceslaus Magun.

Cooperative society members complete CEFI training

On April 19, 2023, local trainer, Tina Manamb, certified through USAID’s partnership with the Center for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI), conducted the training  on the basics of financial literacy.

Manamb is also a director of Kumul Organics, a locally owned business enterprise, who buys and sells Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) and is supported by the Kokonas Indastri Koperesan (KIK).

The participants are members of the Hanza Bay Virgin Coconut Oil Cooperative (VCO).

The Cooperative comprises of mostly women from the six village in Bogia.

U.S. Gov’t, Santos power up community

In partnership with the Southern Highlands Provincial Health Authority, Santos through the Santos funded Oil Search Foundation (OSF) and USAID launched the Pimaga Rural Hospital Solar Electrification Project on March 28 at Pimaga, in Nipa Kutubu District, SHP. 

The mini grid installed through the project will now serve not only hundreds of patients seen at the clinic but will also provide power to the dozen or more clinic staff and their families who live on the health clinic compound.

USAID Provides Humanitarian Aid

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing an initial $100,000 (K352,500) in immediate humanitarian assistance to respond to displacement in Papua New Guinea, resulting from election and tribal-related violence, which began in May and continues.

U.S Renews Commitment With PNG

The Agreement demonstrates the American people’s continued commitment to advance a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Craig Hart signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of the United States of America.

Deputy Assistant Administrator Hart said, “Signing this $12 million multi-sector agreement represents the growing comprehensive strategic partnership between the U.S. and PNG.”

ART drugs donated

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), presented the medicines in commemoration of World AIDS Day 2020 on Monday November 30.

Building on the 2020 theme of World AIDS Day, “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact”, this donation reflects the U.S. government’s strong commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally.

Expanded accommodation for medical workers

This was made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Inc.

“The work that Kudjip Nazarene Hospital is undertaking is exceptional. The new housing will allow it to continue to attract and retain the highest quality of physicians and nurses,” said Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) director, Anne Dix.