About Us

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.

History

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 ten provinces: the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), Eastern Highlands (Goroka), East New Britain (Kokopo), Enga (Wabag), Madang, Manus (Lorengau), Milne Bay (Alotau), Morobe (Lae), the National Capital District and East Sepik (Wewak).

Our Mission

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

Dr Janet Rangou

President

Acting Associate Director Programs and Production,
University of Papua New Guinea – Open College.
PhD in Education
University of Sydney, 2015

 

Dr Pamela Kamya-Narakobi

Dr Pamela Kamya-Narakobi

Vice President

Director of Research and Publication, Constitutional Law Reform Commission.
PhD in Environmental Science and Management
Southern Cross University, 2016

Mr Shane Koniel

Mr Shane Koniel

Treasurer

Managing Director,
BES Customs & Logistics Ltd.
Bachelor of Business
Griffith University, 1999

Mr Russell Woruba

Mr Russell Woruba

Secretary

Communications Director, Central Papua Conference, Seventh Day Adventist.
Master of Science in Internetworking
University of Technology, Sydney, 2014

Mrs Noelynn Darius-Minimulu

Committee Member

Self-employed
Master of Science Communication
University of Western Australia, 2013

Mr John Jambert

Committee Member

HR Consultant, Integrated Training & Development Consultancy Ltd.
Master of Commerce, International Business
Swinburne University of Technology, 2012

Mrs Martina Yauieb

Committee Member

Managing Director, GREF PNG Ltd.
Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
University of Sunshine Coast, 2018

Ms Iola Tamtu

Committee Member

Director Subsidy,
New Ireland Provincial Administration
Certificate of Higher Secondary School
Clayfield College, 1999

Ms Lynne Iarume

Committee Member

Lecturer, University of Goroka
Master of Learning Innovation
University of Queensland, 2017

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