THE seven pillars developed by the National Strategic Plan (NSP) will become the foundation on which the 40-year development plan (2010-50) will be anchored.
NSP deputy chairman Daniel Kapi said this at the 2009 National Education Conference in Goroka, Eastern Highlands province, yesterday.
He said the 40-year plan would be segmented into eight five-year medium term plans, ordinarily called the Medium Term Development Strategies (MTDS).
Mr Kapi said the pillar would be of crucial importance in supporting core development areas under service deliveries focusing on developing better platforms to ensure services reached the people across the board.
“Wealth creation will ensure 70% of the country’s income is derived from renewable resources from subsectors such as fisheries and forestry as opposed to non-renewable resources.
“Human capital and entrepreneur skills development is fundamental and will be focused on developing knowledgeable and productive human resource for the nation,” he said.
Mr Kapi said education was one of the keys triggers to get PNG in the planning and implementation of the 40-year agenda of Government espoused by the NSP.
He said the challenging task had been given to the task force headed by UPNG Professor David Kavanamur and subgroup whose principal pillar is the “institutional systems strengthening and alignment”.
He said part of the assignment for the team planning for PNG’s 40year plan was targeted at getting serious in-depth public discussions going, adding the Education conference was one such avenue for public discussions and awareness.
Mr Kapi urged education planners, researchers and teachers to be mindful of education and to be geared towards NSP’s development goals.
He said school curriculum at all level must be reviewed; whilst research into local conditions was conducted and graduate programmes to be mounted by universities to train students in relevant fields in technical services, agriculture, tourism, management and climate change.