Guests at this week’s respected Waigani Seminar have received an important briefing on the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct’s vision to build the next generation of ethical and accountable PNG leaders.
The theme of this year’s Waigani Seminar, “Charting the Future through Effective Leadership and Good Governance” complements the Precinct mission to strengthen leadership and governance in Papua New Guinea.
Acting Secretary for the Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology, Professor David Kavanamur said the Precinct’s work was underpinned by the PNG Government’s Ethical and Values-Based Leadership Framework.
“With this framework in place we can work towards the next country of leaders. Transforming leadership will improve the bottom line for the public service,” Professor Kavanamur said.
The Precinct partnership between the PNG and Australian Governments will deliver new facilities to the University of Papua New Guinea and the PNG Institute of Public Administration. Both institutions will also receive curriculum and capacity support to improve the education experience for their students and to develop highly-skilled graduates for PNG.
UPNG’s School of Business and Public Policy Dean Professor Lekshmi Pillai detailed Precinct initiatives to be undertaken at the School over the next 12 months. They include a significant partnership between the School and the Australian National University’s Crawford School, the development of a school building, technical advisory assistance and executive leadership training with the University of Queensland.