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Being a PNGAAA member provides access to a range of services including:

Development & Networking Events

Financial members of PNGAAA are eligible to attend FREE professional networking, social and development focused events delivered by the PNGAAA.

Financial members of PNGAAA are eligible to attend FREE professional networking, social and development focused events delivered by the PNGAAA.

Events associated with PNGAAA include:

  • Chapter Launch Events
  • Australian High Commission Events
  • Meet and Greet Events
  • Alumnni Conference
  • Australia Awards Scholarships Promotion Sessions
  • Austrade Roadshows

Alumni Ambassadors

The Alumni Ambassador program is a leadership development program for talented and highly motivated alumni. The program aims to support ambassadors to achieve leadership positions within their own organisation, industry and community.

.The program provides ambassadors with:
• Leadership training and mentoring through the Leadership Dialogue workshops
• Opportunities to support the PNGAAA National Executive in planning and decision making for the association
• Opportunities to represent the PNGAAA at high profile diplomatic and Australia Awards events
• Seed funding for projects that will contribute to the goals of the association.

Ambassadors serve a two-year term and are nominated by Australia Awards, their Institutions and their peers as alumni with strong leadership potential and the motivation and time to support the PNGAAA’s mission.

 

Alumni Grants Scheme

The Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS) is a collaboration between Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea and the PNG Australia Alumni Association, to support alumni to contribute to Papua New Guinea’s economic and social development and build strong and positive relationships with Australia.

Do you have an idea for a project that will make a positive impact and contribute to development in PNG?

Applications for the latest round of the Alumni Grants Scheme are open now. Grants of up to K4,000, K10,000 and K30,000 are available on a competitive basis for innovative projects that contribute to PNG’s development in priority sectors and build strong relationships between PNG and Australia.

Applications for the next round are now open and will close on Friday, 31 July 2020 (5pm PNG time).

Applications related to the COVID-19 response are strongly encouraged and will be considered as they are received.

Eligible alumni

Financial members of PNGAAA who hold either regular or associate membership may apply for an alumni grant on behalf of their employing or community organisation, which must also be registered with the Investment Promotion Authority. Applicants must also have an updated profile on 360alumni.

How do I apply for a grant?

The Grants are organised according to three activity categories with different grant values, application procedures and approval processes. To check the conditions of participation and other details, please refer to the Alumni Grants Scheme Guidelines.

Medical kits for health practitioners

In-PNG Scholarships alumni can apply for nursing and midwifery kits valued up to K4,000 under the Category 1 grants. Priority will be given to alumni nurses and midwives located at rural and remote health centres. Consideration will be given to alumni supporting organisations in urban areas who show creative use of the kits.

Application and completion documents

Category 1 (Grants up to K4,000)
Proposal Form 
Activity Completion Report Template

Category 2 (Grants up to K10,000)
Proposal Form 
Activity Completion Report Template

Category 3 (Grants up to K30,000)
Proposal Form
Activity Completion Report Template 

Conflict of Interest Declaration 

If you have any questions, email: grants@australiaawardspng.org

Professional Development Workshops

One of PNGAAA’s core business activities is providing professional development (PD) workshops to our members. As a financial member, you will be able to access FREE professional development workshops offered in Port Moresby and at any one of our provincial chapters. PNGAAA is proud to offer these workshops that aim to enhance and foster the on-going professional development of our members.One of PNGAAA’s core business activities is providing professional development (PD) workshops to our members. As a financial member, you will be able to access FREE professional development workshops offered in Port Moresby and at any one of our provincial chapters. PNGAAA is proud to offer these workshops that aim to enhance and foster the on-going professional development of our members.

 

Some professional development workshops offered have included:

  1. Managing People
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Project Management
  4. Small Business Development (ANZ Money Minded)
  5. Social Media
  6. Research Analysis & Report Writing
  7. Project Proposal Writing
  8. Team Building Workshops
  9. Toastmasters (speechcraft)
  10. Financial Education
  11. Directors Training
  12. Analytical Research Methods
  13. Disability Inclusiveness Development
  14. Clinical Leadership

If you are interested in finding out more about PNGAAA’s professional development workshops or you would like to attend upcoming workshops contact us today. Financial members can attend all professional development workshops for FREE. 

PNG-Australia Alumni Awards

The PNG-Australia Alumni Awards recognise and honour Papua New Guinean alumni who have studied in Australia and made outstanding contributions to their profession, community and country through their exemplary leadership, integrity, innovation and hard work.

The PNG-Australia Alumni Awards is supported by the Australian High Commission in PNG and are distinguished honours for alumni who are an inspiration in their local, national and international network and achievements. Winners of the Alumni Awards are expected to benefit through increased attention to their public profile and valuable networking opportunities that arise from receiving international recognition. There are four Award categories:

  • Alumni of the Year
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Australia High Commission Women in Leadership
  • Community Service Engagement

 

Communities of Practice

The PNGAAA through its online platform – the 360alumni – is establishing a range of online Communities of Practice (CoP) based on the professional and topical issues that are of emerging or special significance to our alumni and their capacity to make contributions to the development of Papua New Guinea.

These CoPs will include participation from both male and female alumni and discussions will be moderated by appropriately qualified volunteer alumni who will be provided with the necessary internet access and CoP moderator training.

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