2015 PNG Update: development challenges in the LNG era

Event Details

png-lng-project1Thursday 18 June and Friday 19 June 2015, The University of Papua New Guinea, Waigani Campus, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.  
The annual PNG Update is the premier forum for the discussion of research and analysis relating to contemporary economic and public policy issues in PNG, recommencing at the University of Papua New Guinea last year after a gap of several years.Organised by the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business Administration and the ANU Development Policy Centre, the 2015 PNG Update will be held in Port Moresby on June 18-19 2015, at the Main Lecture Theatre at the University of Papua New Guinea. Registration is free and open to the public.
The Update is multi-disciplinary in nature. Under the general theme of “Development Challenges in the LNG Era,” themes for the Update include the following:

  • PNG’s economic outlook
  • Strategies to convert the resource boom into development
  • Social and gender issues in a growing economy
  • Human development challenges and reform
  • Facilitating broad economic development – agriculture, fisheries, tourism etc
  • SMEs, infrastructure and economic competitiveness
  • Macro and fiscal management
  • Governance and political economy of development

The University of Papua New Guinea School of Business Administration and The Australian National University Development Policy Centre would like to acknowledge the generous funding support from The University of Papua New Guinea, The Australian National University, the Australian Aid Program and the Asian Development Bank.

For more information, contact Macarena Rojas at Devpolicy (Macarena.rojas@anu.edu.au) or at UPNG Dr. Albert Prabhakar (prabhakar@upng.ac.pg)

Macarena Rojas

Macarena Rojas is a Program Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She studied journalism and has a background in program coordination. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Studies from The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

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