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.

about us PNG AAA Our History

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 3,000 and local chapters established in nin provinces; the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), Eastern Highlands (Goroka), East New Britain (Kokopo), Enga (Wabag), Madang, Manus (Lorengau), Milne Bay (Alotau), Morobe (Lae) and the National Capital District.

Our Mission

To contribute to the growth and development of Papua New Guinea while fostering productive relationships between Australia and PNG.

National Executive

Dr David Kavanamur

Dr David Kavanamur

President

Director, Knowledge Platform Unit,
PNG Governance Facility.
PhD in Management
University of Western Sydney, 2002

 

Dr Janet Rangou

Dr Janet Rangou

Vice President

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

Ms Judy Ejampi

Ms Judy Ejampi

Treasurer

Accounting Manager
Oil Search Ltd.
Master’s in Business Administration
Southern Cross University, 2015

Dr Pamela Kamya-Narakobi

Dr Pamela Kamya-Narakobi

Secretary

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

Dr Jeffrey Noro

Dr Jeffrey Noro

Committee Member

Director of Science
PNG Science and Technology Secretariat
PhD in Biological Science
University of New South Wales, 2015

Ms Dorothy Kukum

Ms Dorothy Kukum

Committee Member

Acting Director, Community Development
Enga Provincial Government
Master of Agribusiness
University of Queensland, 2007

Mr Peter Molean

Mr Peter Molean

Committee Member

Lead Advisor & Project Manager
Health & Education Procurement Facility,
HK Logistics/Palladium Group Services
Master of Project Management
Queensland University of Technology, 2015

Dr Dinah Dovona-Ope

Dr Dinah Dovona-Ope

Committee Member

Director
Target Training & Consultancy Services
PhD in Education Studies
University of Southern Queensland, 2009

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