As part of its long-standing efforts to enhance effective governance at all levels of the Papua New Guinean government, UNDP facilitated a two-day workshop for over 25 members of the Provincial Assembly and Provincial Administration from Central Province in Port Moresby on 4-5 July.
UNDP trains Provincial Assembly members to enhance effective governance in Central Province
July 5, 2023
The workshop aimed to provide the Provincial Assembly and Provincial Administration members with practical tools for maximizing the impact of their work. By taking part in interactive sessions led by international and national experts, the participants received guidance on effectively performing their responsibilities as public servants, for example by fostering transparency in decision-making, properly documenting assembly proceedings and closely monitoring and evaluating services funded by the Provincial Assembly.
The participants also engaged in lively dialogue about ways to streamline governance in Papua New Guinea, particularly by enhancing collaboration and coordination between the Provincial Assembly and the other decision-making bodies of the government.
The workshop was chaired by The Governor of Central Province, Hon. Rufina Peter, M.P. who praised UNDP for its long-standing commitment to supporting public servants in Papua New Guinea. "This workshop marks a significant step forward in improving governance in Central Province. With the support and expertise provided by UNDP, we can enhance the role of the Provincial Assembly and ensure transparent governance for our constituents," she stated.
The workshop was held under the UNDP-led “Strengthening Papua New Guinea’s Parliament” project, which is funded by the Australian Government. The project seeks to strengthen legislative institutions in Papua New Guinea by streamlining legislative work, enhancing oversight mechanisms, and fostering openness and public engagement, with a particular emphasis on empowering women and facilitating their active participation.
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Communications Analyst, UNDP Papua New Guinea