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Australia Awards in PNG

Australia’s international development assistance in Papua New Guinea helps promote prosperity, reduce poverty, and enhance political stability.

Australia Awards Scholarships are prestigious international awards offered by the Australian Government to the next generation of global leaders for development. Through study and research, awardees develop the skills and knowledge to drive change and help build enduring people-to-people links with Australia.

Applicants are assessed on their professional and personal qualities, academic competence and, most importantly, their potential to impact on development challenges in Papua New Guinea.

Applications are strongly encouraged from women, people with disability and those from the provinces.

Australia Awards in Papua New Guinea

Ipul’s passion for an inclusive PNG

Ipul’s passion for an inclusive PNG

When she took to the podium at a United Nations summit in Morocco a few years ago, Ipul Powaseu had every reason to feel proud of how far she had come. From her childhood in a small village in Manus, Ipul was now addressing delegates from around the world about...

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Female vet focuses on building capacity in animal health

Female vet focuses on building capacity in animal health

Tania Areori applied for an Australia Awards scholarship six years ago with the goal of becoming a veterinarian and contributing to animal health care in PNG. Dr Areori is now a qualified vet in PNG, having successfully completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with...

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Health is everybody’s business

Health is everybody’s business

When Dawaleia Norris (pictured above, first on left) completed a Master of Environmental Health with an Australia Awards Scholarship in 2019, dealing with a global pandemic was not in her plans. Fast forward to today, and Dawaleia is at the frontline. As a team leader...

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