Pacific Update livestream
If you can’t make this year’s Pacific Update conference at the University of the South Pacific on 20 – 21 June 2017, fret not; a livestream will be available. A reminder that the event is free and open to the public and that it is not too late to register to attend. Full program available here, and further details on the conference here.
My Father, My Country: documentary and Dame Meg Taylor @ ANU
The legend of Jim Taylor, colonial explorer and patrol leader, has long been folklore in PNG. On Thursday 22 June, his daughter, Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum, will visit ANU to host a Q&A discussion and a screening of My Father, My Country. The documentary follows Dame Meg’s retracing of her father’s expeditions to make contact with highland tribes. You can read more about the event here, and register to attend here. Dame Meg will also be opening the Pacific Update.
Sam Koim @ ANU
Devpolicy are delighted to welcome former chairman and Principal Legal Officer of PNG’s Investigation Taskforce Sweep, Sam Koim, as a Visiting Fellow. In collaboration with RegNet, Sam will undertake a three-month fellowship at ANU, where he will conduct research into governance and corruption in PNG. Sam is a frequent contributor to the Devpolicy Blog, and you can read his posts here.
AAC call for papers
We are pleased to announce that on 13 – 14 February 2018, the Development Policy Centre and the Asia Foundation will once again partner to bring you the 2018 Australasian Aid Conference. A call for papers has been issued, with abstracts invited on a range of subjects related to aid and international development. You can read more about the event here, and register your interest to attend here. We are also seeking sponsors for the conference – details here.
Devpolicy seeks Program Officer
We are currently recruiting a new Program Officer this year – this role is a crucial part of the centre, running our events and administration. Applications close on Friday 14 July. For more details or to apply, see the job description.
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My Father, My Country: a film evening with Dame Meg Taylor
7 – 9pm, Thursday 22 June, Weston Theatre. Details here.
2017 PNG Update
10 – 11 August, The University of Papua New Guinea, Waigani Campus, Port Moresby. Details here.
On the blog
Fortnightly links: contractors, SDGs, Mosul, polio, UK aid, and more by Camilla Burkot and Terence Wood
RAMSI chapter ends in Australia’s Pacific story by James Batley
How aid policy change happens: individuals by Jo Spratt
Women candidate numbers up in PNG by Terence Wood
Media fail! Papua New Guinean women deserve better from the media by Michelle Nayahamui Rooney
Day of judgement: PNG and the O’Neill Government by Bal Kama
‘Billions to trillions’ with concessional finance by Craig Sugden
Candidate numbers fall in PNG elections in 2017 by Terence Wood
Africa’s democratic prospects by Andebrhan Welde Giorgis
PACER Plus is not much to celebrate by Matthew Dornan
Transitional livelihoods: Timorese migrant workers in the UK by Ann Wigglesworth
Sexual harassment in the Cambodian garment industry: prevalence and cost by Stephanie Rendell and Hannah Lee
This is the fortnightly newsletter of the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, published every second Friday.