What we do
The Association delivers professional development training and networking services to its members. PNGAAA is an avenue for the exchange of ideas and intellectual debate on issues of national interest including direct input into the implementation of the Government of PNG’s Vision 2050 and development plan.
The Association supports local and national sustainable development efforts through grant assistance and volunteering services. View our constitution.
In November 2006, in a historic moment at the inaugural Papua New Guinea – Australia Alumni Conference in Port Moresby, over 300 former students of Institutions in Australia passed a resolution to create an Alumni body that would provide ongoing support to Papua New Guineans who have studied in Australia, and foster a dialogue of growth and development between the countries.
Since the initial meeting, the association has steadily grown, with membership now over 5,000 and local chapters established in eleven provinces: the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), Eastern Highlands (Goroka), East New Britain (Kokopo), Enga (Wabag), Madang, Manus (Lorengau), Milne Bay (Alotau), Morobe (Lae), National Capital District (Port Moresby), East Sepik (Wewak) and Western Highlands (Mt. Hagen).
To contribute to the growth and development of Papua New Guinea while fostering productive relationships between PNG and Australia.
PNGAAA Executive - June 2019 to July 2022
Dr Janet Rangou
Acting Associate Director Programs and Production,
University of Papua New Guinea – Open College.
PhD in Education
University of Sydney, 2015
Dr Pamela Kamya-Narakobi
Director of Research and Publication, Constitutional Law Reform Commission.
PhD in Environmental Science and Management
Southern Cross University, 2016
Mr Shane Koniel
BES Customs & Logistics Ltd.
Bachelor of Business
Griffith University, 1999
Mrs Noelynn Darius-Minimulu
Master of Science Communication
University of Western Australia, 2013
Mr John Jambert
HR Consultant, Integrated Training & Development Consultancy Ltd.
Master of Commerce, International Business
Swinburne University of Technology, 2012
Mr Russell Woruba
Director, Taragai Advisory Pty Ltd
Master of Science in Internetworking
University of Technology Sydney 2014
Ms Iola Tamtu
New Ireland Provincial Administration
Certificate of Higher Secondary School
Clayfield College, 1999