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Papua New Guinea Update 2010


Port Moresby Update

Friday 9 April
Main Lecture Theatre, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby

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Presentations

Participants

Ross Hynes
Professor Ross Hynes is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Papua New Guinea.

HE Mr Ian Kemish
Ian Kemish is the Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea. Prior to this, Mr Kemish was Australian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, a position he held from April 2006. Before taking on this role, Mr Kemish was First Assistant Secretary, International Division in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Mr Kemish’s overseas service includes Vienna and Brunei. He has also worked on secondment with the New Zealand Ministry of External Relations. Mr Kemish grew up in Papua New Guinea and his parents worked at the University of Papua New Guinea in the early 1970s.

Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Sir Dr Puka Temu
Dr Puka Temu is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Lands, Physical Planning and Mining. Dr Temu is from Central Province. He was first elected to Parliament as the Member for Abau in 2002. He is a member of the National Alliance Party and is the Party’s Deputy Parliamentary Leader for the Southern region. Dr Temu came to Parliament after an impressive career as a Medical Practitioner, serving 19 years as a clinician in both Papua New Guinea and Australian hospitals (including six years in the Royal Melbourne and Royal Prince Alfred hospitals), and in the public service, culminating in his appointment as Secretary of Health where he was instrumental in developing PNG’s Health Reform Program. Dr Temu has also held ministerial portfolios for Public Service and State Enterprises and Information. Dr Temu was awarded a CMG Queen’s Honours Award in 2000.

Ron Duncan
Ron is a Professor Emeritus of the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. He is Editor of the Asian-Pacific Economic Literature journal and Joint Editor of the Pacific Economic Bulletin. Ron’s previous role was as Foundation Executive Director of the Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance at the University of the South Pacific.

Joe Kapa
Joe works for the Papua New Guinea Department of National Planning and Monitoring.

Jonathan Gouy
Jonathan Gouy is an economic consultant, specialising in public finance, macroeconomics and aid effectiveness. He worked as an economic adviser for four years inside the PNG Government, and has provided economic advice to a variety of bilateral & multilateral donors, businesses and NGOs. Jonathan also worked as a macroeconomist and policy adviser at the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, and the Department of Employment in Canberra. He holds a Master of Science (Economics) from the University of London.

Paul Barker
Paul Barker, from the UK, came to PNG in January 1978 and was based in the Highlands for five years with the Primary Industry Department. He headed the economics, marketing and statistics Branch of the Primary Industry Dept until 1988, when appointed special economic sector adviser in the Prime Minister’s Dept., a post filled until mid-2004. He was technical adviser with the European Delegation in the Solomon Islands until January 2006, and then appointed Executive Director of the Institute of National Affairs.

Alfred Mokae
Alfred Mokae works for the Department of National Planning and Monitoring.

Theodore Levantis
Theo has had extensive experience working on issues relating to development in PNG and the Pacific. He completed his PhD on the PNG labour market at the ANU in 1996. He worked as a research economist first at the ANU and then at ABARE before joining AusAID in mid 2006. His research interests have focused on development issues with experience in labour market analysis, the economics of crime, infrastructure development, privatisation, tax policy, tourism, mining, agriculture, forestry, energy and climate change. He has also built economy-wide models of the PNG, Fiji and Australian economies. He is currently Economic Adviser in AusAID’s Advisory Group.

John Conroy
John has been in ‘development’ since 1968, when he first worked in PNG. He has lived there and in Indonesia, and worked in much of South and East Asia. He lectured at UPNG in the 1970s, earning his PhD there, and then ran IASER for four years. John was Executive Director of FDC in Brisbane from 1991 to 2000. He remains associated with FDC and also consults independently, including for the World Bank in Fiji and East Timor, for FAO in Indonesia and for IFC and Forum Secretariat in the Pacific. He assisted CIMC and INA in framing a policy for the informal economy.

Rufina Peter
Rufina works for the Institute of National Affairs and the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council.

Stephanie Copus-Campbell
Stephanie Copus-Campbell is the head of AusAID in Papua New Guinea responsible for the delivery of Australia’s aid program with PNG. She was previously the Assistant Director General in charge of the Pacific Branch in AusAID. She has worked on Pacific issues since 2001 with postings to PNG and Fiji. Stephanie has prior experience in AusAID managing the aid program to China, and working on infrastructure and environment policy. She has also spent time with CARE Australia as the Principal Executive International Programs. Prior to joining AusAID Stephanie lectured in international studies at Deakin University, and worked with the Australian Red Cross as the International Humanitarian Law Co-ordinator for Western Australia. She has an MPHIL in International Relations from Cambridge University and a Bachelors degree (Hons) in Political Science from the University of California.

Alan Hauquitz
Alan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and James Cook University. He specialises in health economics, management, and policy. Alan has worked in the field of public health since graduating in 1989 with a Doctor of Science degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, USA. During his career he has worked in academia, government, and the private sector in a variety of countries including Australia, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, and the USA. Dr Hauquitz began his work at James Cook University in 1997. He teaches subjects at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. His research interests are currently focused in PNG working in the areas of HIV and other infectious diseases.

Amanda H A Watson
Amanda was a lecturer in the Arts Faculty of Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea, from 2005 to 2007. During that time, Amanda wrote and taught development-related units, conducted research and taught radio broadcasting and literature units. Amanda is currently a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Amanda has a Master of International Social Development from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. She also has a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications), with Honours in Media and Cultural Studies, from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Holly Afuwafu
Holly is a medical anthropologist and has been a consultant for over ten years in HIV related research work in the Pacific Region. She works at the National Research Institute supporting and leading the development of a behavioral surveillance unit and the capacity of a national BSS team in socio-behavioral research. She has expertise in HIV and public health and the translation of HIV research into policy, in ethnographic research and combining qualitative and quantitative methods in behavioural surveillance, and in working with research teams and more vulnerable populations. She has published on youth, globalization and social change, sexuality and sexual health, penile modifications, and has supported the writing of literature reviews, country plans, policies and HIV related reports across the Pacific.

Daoni Esorom
Daoni works for the National Department of Health in Papua New Guinea.

Katherine Lepani
A long-term resident of Papua New Guinea, Katherine coordinated the development of PNG’s first national multisectoral strategy for responding to HIV in the late 1990s and recently helped develop PNG's new National HIV Prevention Strategy, which was launched in March 2010. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) degree awarded with Distinction from the University of Hawai‘i (1991), a Master of Public Health (Tropical Health) degree from the University of Queensland (2001), and a PhD in Anthropology from The Australian National University. Her PhD thesis, “In the process of knowing”: Making Sense of HIV and AIDS in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, explores the interface between biomedical and cultural models of sexuality, risk, and disease and argues for the importance of community engagement in responding to the HIV epidemic. She is a lecturer in the ANU College of Medicine Biology and Environment and teaches the compulsory course on qualitative research methodologies for the new Master of Culture Health and Medicine and Master of Public Health programs.

 

Executives

Ron Duncan
Ron is a Professor Emeritus of the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. He is Editor of the Asian-Pacific Economic Literature journal and Joint Editor of the Pacific Economic Bulletin. Ron’s previous role was as Foundation Executive Director of the Pacific Institute of Advanced Studies in Development and Governance at the University of the South Pacific.

Joe Kapa
Joe works for the Papua New Guinea Department of National Planning and Monitoring.

Jonathan Gouy
Jonathan Gouy is an economic consultant, specialising in public finance, macroeconomics and aid effectiveness. He worked as an economic adviser for four years inside the PNG Government, and has provided economic advice to a variety of bilateral & multilateral donors, businesses and NGOs. Jonathan also worked as a macroeconomist and policy adviser at the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, and the Department of Employment in Canberra. He holds a Master of Science (Economics) from the University of London.

Alfred Mokae
Alfred Mokae works for the Department of National Planning and Monitoring.

Loi Bakani
Loi Bakani is the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea.

Gae Kauzi
Gae Kauzi is the manager of the Research Department at the Bank of Papua New Guinea. He completed his Bachelor’s degree with honours in Economics from UPNG in 1986 before obtaining his Masters in Policy Economics from the University of Illinois, under the Fulbright Program, in 1991. In 2004 he obtained his PhD in economics from Monash University in Australia. He has worked as Project Officer with Anga Development Authority, Menyamya, Morobe Provincial Government and as Senior Project Economist and Macroeconomist with the Department of Agriculture and Livestock.

 

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