Papua New Guinea Australia Alumni Association

 

The Papua New Guinea Australia Alumni Association (PNGAAA) is one of the most recognised associations in the country. Established in 2006, the Association provides support to Papua New Guineans who have studied in Australia or with Australian government support in PNG. It is a network designed to keep alumni connected with each other and with Australian institutions and people.

 

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Mental Health Workshop

Zoom Online Event Professional Development Workshop on Mental Health, Holiday Inn Hotel, Port Moresby and online via Zoom. Delivered by Griffith University, Australia.

Announcements

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Direct Aid Program (DAP) are now open. The DAP is a small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed from the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby. It aims to support small-scale projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia’s broader aid program.

Funding is only available to community groups, NGOs and other organisations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis. The maximum DAP funding a project can receive is AUD 60,000. However, DAP strives to support multiple projects and most successful projects have requested between AUD4,000 and AUD15,000. Projects must be delivered within six months of funding.

Here’s a background about the DAP and the guidelines for more information. Applications close on 28 October 2022.

Applications for the next round of the Alumni Grants Scheme are open now and will close on Sunday, 31 July 2022 (5pm PNG time).

Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting.

2022 Annual General Meeting agenda 

2021 Annual General Meeting Minutes

President’s 2021 Annual General Meeting report

2021 PNGAAA financial report

Latest News

Traditional crafts supporting rural communities

Traditional crafts supporting rural communities

Through her small business venture Anku Crafts, Anne Iauku is supporting rural communities in her home province of Bougainville through the trade of eco-friendly handmade crafts. The travel is also giving her an opportunity to re-connect and she is...

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Teaching a community to fish

Teaching a community to fish

Fifty people (including 15 females and three PLWD) in Mt. Ogga a rural remote community in Western Highlands province attended five days training on fish farming facilitated by Australia Awards alumnus local resident Brian Yak. Participants...

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