USAID supports sustainable land us workshop

This week, 20 representatives from stakeholders including government departments, and community-based and non-government organizations gathered to share best practices in sustainable land use planning using traditional knowledge, structures, and approaches at the community level.

Women empowered through poultry training

This initiative is part of the USAID Women’s Global Development Prosperity (WGDP) Initiative, aiming to create equal opportunities for women in the workforce, business development, and entrepreneurship.

Morobe Province becomes the second region, after Madang, to implement a poultry rollout program, benefiting 11 women groups and over 400 individual women farmers and their households. USAID LGP, in collaboration with DOERS Agro Services, conducted a comprehensive three-day training from October 23 to 27, focusing on poultry (broiler) farming.

IOM renews million Kina partnership

The partnership was renewed through US$2.5 million (K9 mil) for the project, ‘Addressing the Drivers and Consequences of Disaster Displacement Through Enhancing Resilience in Papua New Guinea’.

This project builds community resilience in the face of disasters and displacement, by strengthening government and community preparedness capacity and response mechanisms.

The project focuses on communities in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, East New Britain, Enga, Hela, Jiwaka, Morobe, Western Highlands, Southern Highlands, and East Sepik.

USAID supports local communities

Through the Pacific American Fund, USAID granted US$180,000 (PGK 658, 007.28) to FPCD, a civil society organization involved in community development projects across PNG. This grant will bolster the "strengthening Community climate resilience through sustainable livelihoods and landscape initiatives" project. 

FPCD's goal is to aid vulnerable communities in combating climate change risks, conserving natural resources, and enhancing land-based livelihoods that harmonize with the local environment. 

EpiC Vaccine project close workshop

The project is dedicated to addressing the HIV and COVID-19 pandemics, in promoting and administering the vaccination against COVID-19.

A workshop was held today at the Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby to conclude the closer of the (EpiC) project, Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control, addressing the HIV and COVID-19 pandemics.

The 5-year project led by FHI 360 with core partners Right to Care, Palladium, PSI and Gobee Group. Through funding from the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the USAID, NDoH & partners were able to deliver the project.

Ward develops disaster risk plan

With help from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and funding support from USAID, the Valaur ward 17, situated at the foot of the Mt Vulcan volcano, created a plan specific to the type of disasters that have affected them.

The five-year plan will capture a much needed water supply project to be built by OISCA, food security, the establishment of an aid post and an identified escape route in the event of a volcanic eruption or tsunami.

Women get financial literacy training

Over the last four months, the USAID, through its PNG Lukautim Graun Program, have trained 1,168 people, mostly women, in the two provinces.

The aim is to increase financial literacy in rural and remote communities throughout Papua New Guinea.

These participants now have a better understanding in the basics of savings and budgeting, the foundational skills for creating enterprises and increasing household and personal financial security.

USAID supports PNG Fisheries sector

The USAID funded OurFish OurFuture National Inception Workshop for PNG, was held yesterday in Port Moresby officiated by U.S Charge d’Affaires for PNG, Joseph Zadrozny.

He said the implementation approach for the program is unique and that it will use a community-centered approach to ensure maximum impact with the people and communities being the core focus of the program.

USA Celebrates 246th Independence

The 246 years of Independence was celebrated with displays of American heritage in costumes, musical entertainment and delicacies.

US Embassy Chargé d'affaires, Joe Zadrozny commended the sponsors for making the event possible and a success. The support was provided by sponsors Exxon Mobil, PNG LNG, Deloittes, Niu Ford, Coca Cola Euro Pacific Partners, SNP Brewery, Santos, Hastings Deering, Hilton Hotel, 2020 Energy and International SOS.

USAID Enhances Voter Accessibility

USAID believes voting is for every legally aged person no matter their physical appearance or circumstance, and the workshop will enhance access for people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in PNG this coming national election.

The workshop empowered people living with disabilities to engage in the national election through conducting polling place assessments and developing reports on the findings.