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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

Counselling pioneer shares skills in the Highlands

Counselling pioneer shares skills in the Highlands

Rebecca Piam’s (pictured above, standing at far right) passion for helping people and supporting communities has always been at the core of her counselling career. These vital skills have become more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rebecca, who hails...

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Agribusiness scholars reap bumper harvest

Agribusiness scholars reap bumper harvest

From trout farms to honey producers and more in between, the current crop of PNG participants in an innovative agribusiness course recently experienced a diverse taste of Australia – and developed new skills to apply back home. The 25 participants in the latest...

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Ending family violence everybody’s business

Ending family violence everybody’s business

Australia Awards scholar Melkie Anton (pictured above) is a male advocate working to end violence against women – a shared challenge for Papua New Guinea and Australia. Male advocates campaign against family violence through community awareness-raising and education....

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