Calling for applications from PNG emerging leaders

19/10/2014

The Lowy Institute for International Policy will be holding the second Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue in the first week of December 2014.<!--more-->

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The Dialogue is an initiative of Australian and Papua New Guinea Ministers who agreed at the 2012 Papua New Guinea-Australia Ministerial Forum that Australia would host an annual Emerging Leaders Dialogue to enhance and promote people-to-people links in a new generation of Australians and Papua New Guineans.

This year’s event will be building on the success of the inaugural November 2013 dialogue.  The Institute is inviting applications from and nominations for people below the age of forty years, who are recognised by their organisations as showing drive and initiative and have the potential to make a significant contribution to their communities. Young professionals from any sector are encouraged to apply. For Australian applicants no previous personal or professional experience in PNG is required.

The event will include a day-and-a-half of discussions on 2-3 December at the Lowy Institute in Sydney on themes the participants identify as common concerns for Papua New Guinea and Australia as well as professional meetings with high profile corporate, government and civil society organisations.

The Dialogue is an integral activity of the Lowy Institute’s Australia-Papua New Guinea network, which aims to enhance people-to-people links between the two countries. The network uses a range of methods to develop these connections, but at the centre is an online hub and website that brings together useful information and links.

It presents an opportunity for those involved to make new connections with their fellow participants, professional contacts in Australia and with alumni of the 2013 Dialogue. As a part of this small, select group participants will be expected to contribute actively to the proceedings.

Alumni of the Emerging Leaders Dialogue are encouraged to nominate colleagues who they think might benefit from this opportunity. Suggestions for any extra meetings, which would be valuable for the PNG participants in the Dialogue are welcome.

Prospective candidates for the 2014 Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue should send a CV and a paragraph detailing their suitability of the applicant to <a href="mailto:auspngnetwork@lowyinstitute.org">auspngnetwork@lowyinstitute.org</a>.

To nominate candidates or to request  more information on the Dialogue, please email: Mark Tamsitt (<a href="mailto:mtamsitt@lowyinstitute.org">mtamsitt@lowyinstitute.org</a>), Anna Kirk (<a href="mailto:akirk@lowyinstitute.org">akirk@lowyinstitute.org</a>) or myself.”

The Dialogue is being conducted in cooperation with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and with the support of the Australian aid programme.