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BfdW PNG partner consultation

 
2012 National Elections Papua New Guinea
Current MI Director with other participants
 

Forty two participants from twenty organizations including Melanesian Institute were at the Beautiful Jais Aben Resort in Madang Province attending a week's PNG partner consultation with the Brot für die Welt (BfdW) Pacific Regional Office from the 19 – 23 October 2015.

The PNG partner consultation draws together representatives of partner organizations of BfdW from PNG and BfdW, as well as invited guests and resource persons with the motto "40 years of Independent Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea We Want!" with the main focus and dialogue on development models that ensure sustainable living and well-being of all people.

The consultation;

  • assessed the development challenge and civil society action for a better and just society from PNG’s perspective
  • explored civil society’s strengths and weaknesses and where it is at as a critical voice in a democratic society
  • explored the work of BfdW partner organizations
  • discussed the next generation leadership for the civil society
  • analysed the role of the churches and CSO government relations as critical issues
  • provided an update on developments at BfdW’s perspective