FIVE women are representing Papua New Guinea in a study tour and participatory project management workshop in Brisbane, Australia, on Sept 14-18.
Ruby Kenny, Samani Pudi, Cheryl Perocco and Lydia Frank from Alotau and Kori Toua Navuru were among women from the South Pacific Islands who were selected as finalists in the Bottom Up Governance and Leadership Programme (BGLP).
BGLP is funded by the Foundation for Development Cooperation and facilitated by the Institute of Banking and Business Management (IBBM) and the Micro Finance Competence Centre (MFCC).
One of the finalists, Ms Navuru, said that they were overwhelmed with their selection at this level and were looking forward to doing their best.
“We are so excited and proud to be representing our country at an international level,” she said.
The five women applied for the programme, among many others in the Pacific region, and were advised of their selection in April to take part in a short distance-learning course.
Ms Navuru said the course was to provide basic knowledge of leadership concepts, understanding of governance issues and provision of project management skills.
It included three modules covering the subject matters of governance, leadership, democracy, rights, ethics and corruption.
“Successful completion of the course was to be judged on how well the
course materials are understood,” Ms Navuru said.