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 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.
To contribute to the growth and development of Papua New Guinea while fostering productive relationships between Australia and PNG.
Dr David Kavanamur
Director, Knowledge Platform Unit,
PNG Governance Facility.
PhD in Management
University of Western Sydney, 2002
Dr Janet Rangou
Acting Associate Director Programs and Production, University of Papua New Guinea – Open College.
PhD in Education
University of Sydney, 2015
Ms Judy Ejampi
Oil Search Ltd.
Master’s in Business Administration
Southern Cross University, 2015
Dr Jeffrey Noro
Director of Science
PNG Science and Technology Secretariat
PhD in Biological Science
University of New South Wales, 2015
Ms Dorothy Kukum
Acting Director, Community Development
Enga Provincial Government
Master of Agribusiness
University of Queensland, 2007
Mr Peter Molean
Lead Advisor & Project Manager
Health & Education Procurement Facility,
HK Logistics/Palladium Group Services
Master of Project Management
Queensland University of Technology, 2015