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PNG IMPACT

RESEARCH • INNOVATION • SOCIETY
UPNG WAIGANI CAMPUS | PORT MORESBY | 3-4 DECEMBER 2019
Co-hosted by the University of Papua New Guinea and James Cook University

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Research and education are critical to sustainable development. Knowledge, design and innovation are as important to governance, peace, safety, health and environmental integrity as they are to economic growth and poverty alleviation. As ICT, energy and biotechnologies transform the ways in which people interact, move and work, worldwide, new opportunities are emerging, both to utilize and to protect, PNG’s unique human and natural endowments.

Capitalizing on these opportunities will require more than simply doing research. At PNG IMPACT, speakers and delegates will consider how research can be designed, coordinated and communicated to deliver more societal benefit. Recognizing that no one approach is relevant across all disciplines and issues, case studies will be presented from a diversity of perspectives, with ample time for dialogue and networking.

Continuing the success of PNG IMPACT 2017

PNG IMPACT 2019 will:
    • Promote dialogue over how research and research policy can best support aspirations for a prosperous, safe, inclusive and sustainable society.
    • Showcase a cross-selection of active research projects, across the sciences, social sciences and humanities, delivering significant societal benefit for PNG.
    • Provide a platform for network-building among researchers, research institutions and research stakeholders active in PNG.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

PNG IMPACT is for anyone with an interest in the role of research in societal transformation. This includes, but it not limited to: policy-makers, donors, philanthropic organisations, business, research leaders, researchers, students, civil society representatives and community members.

 

CONVENORS

Dr Anna Joskin
Acting Dean of Research
The University of Papua New Guinea
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Distinguished Professor Stewart Lockie
Director, The Cairns Institute
James Cook University
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FURTHER DETAILS

For further enquiries or to register your interest in receiving full conference details, please contact:
Ms Vyvyen Wong - UPNG-JCU Twinning Project Officer 
t: (61) 7 4232 1340 
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