PNG Science & Technology Secretariat

PNG Science & Technology Secretariat PNG Science & Technology Council is an establishment approved by the NEC in 2013 in accordance with the PNG Science and Technology Council Act of 1992.
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We are in the process of establishing the PNG Science & Technology Secretariat (office)and also the Council, within the Ministry of Higher Education, Research , Science & Technology. The PNG Science & Technology Council, when established will be responsible for advising the Government of Papua New Guinea in all matters relating to research, science and technology, including formulation of relevant policies on the conduct of research in Papua New Guinea, and the development (and implementation) of a National Science, Technology and innovation strategy. The latter is driven by NEC's decision to "Realign all Research Agencies and Statutory Bodies and prioritize research needs of the country and thus develop a strategic plan."

Operating as usual

Proud of our staff  Jordan Dean doing so well in New York.
04/02/2021

Proud of our staff Jordan Dean doing so well in New York.

We are delighted to be receiving great updates on the progress of our Humphrey Fellow 2020-2021, Jordon Dean who is part of the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program at Maxwell, Syracuse University, in New York.

Jordan Dean is a Senior Grants Officer for the PNG Science and Technology Secretariat since 2014. The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Award, a Fulbright Program has seen him engage in an exchange and study at Syracuse University in New York, in the field of Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration.

Jordan Dean presented "Unity in Diversity: Bridging Cultural and Linguistic Barriers in Papua New Guinea" to the Sunrise Rotary Club. During his talk he spoke of how PNG is able to unite around common elements in a country with about 860 indigenous languages. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/HHHSyracuse/

22/12/2020
All the best Jordan Dean....
29/11/2020

All the best Jordan Dean....

Syracuse University's 2020-2021 Humphrey fellows are beginning to arrive and we are excited to welcome them! Our first fellow to arrive also has the designation of travelling the furthest.
Jordan Dean (Papua New Guinea) is a Senior Grants Officer for the PNG Science and Technology Secretariat. He has developed grant policies, manuals and accounting system, grant monitoring and evaluation and coordinated research and development grant applications.
During his Humphrey year, Jordan is interested in enhancing his skills in strategic management, public policy, accountability and governance, leadership and change management, and transformation.
Jordan has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Divine Word University in Papua New Guinea.

Researchers with business, finance or economics background should try this.
31/07/2020

Researchers with business, finance or economics background should try this.

📢 We are calling for research proposals on financial solutions for women entrepreneurs.

💵 Up to US$ 25,000 In funding.

👩‍💻 Find out more and submit your application by 31 August: bit.ly/2WJDShL

Updates from the Department of Health
16/03/2020

Updates from the Department of Health

OWSD PhD Fellowships Fully Funded For Women Come From Developing Countries
29/01/2020
OWSD PhD Fellowships Fully Funded For Women Come From Developing Countries

OWSD PhD Fellowships Fully Funded For Women Come From Developing Countries

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries (STLCs)to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences at a host institute in another developing country in the Global South. The next

PNG SME Magazine
27/10/2019

PNG SME Magazine

Students from Lae attend the ‘FIRST Global DXB Challenge’- a youth-led event focused on developing robots to clean up pollutants in oceans from October 24 to 27 in Dubai.

The event will brings together more than 1,500 youth from over 191 countries aiming to address the world’s most critical environmental issues such as wastage of water and energy, sustainability and pollution through a global robotics competition.

Organised by the Dubai Future Foundation under the theme ‘Ocean Opportunities’, the Challenge focuses on developing robots to clean up the millions of tons of pollutants in the oceans. Each team receives a robotic kit and is tasked with assembling a robot able to address various issues related to ocean and marine life.

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, who is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation, said: “Under the guidance of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, [Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai], Dubai has opened its doors for talent to flourish. Hosting such global events enables Dubai to translate this guidance into reality and ensure positive outcomes that benefit humankind. We are proud to have become enablers for the convergence of minds and initiatives that pave the way for creating a better tomorrow.”

The UAE won the bid to host the Challenge at the 7th World Government Summit in Dubai last February in the presence of Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Chairman of the World Government Summit, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation.

Al Gergawi said: “The event is becoming increasingly important as it focuses on youth who are at the heart of the future of industry.”

#GoPNGTeam #GlobalRoboticCompetition

Photo Credit: Mr. Christopher Raymond

Accepting nominations from around the globe!
23/10/2019
Nominate a Scientist Studying Rare Diseases

Accepting nominations from around the globe!

The Innovators in Science Award will recognize a promising
Early-Career Scientist and an outstanding Senior Scientist for
their contributions to biomedical science and is intended to
support their commitment to innovative research. The 2020
Innovators in Science Award will accept nominations in the field
of Rare Diseases.

Congratulations & best of luck to you all!
08/10/2019

Congratulations & best of luck to you all!

The future of PNG biological research: 6 PhD and 3 MSc students & 2 researchers presently at the University of South Bohemia (shown with their supervisors) are probably the largest PNG postgraduate biology student group in the world, including PNG! They all are former BRC students, staff or trainees. We wish them luck in their studies and hope that this generation will transform PNG biology research!
From L to R: Pagi Toko (PhD), Hayden Wagia (MSc), Jimmy Moses (PhD), Vojtech Novotny, Kerry Moses (UoG tutor), Chris Dahl (PhD), Heveakore Maraia (PhD), Katerina Sam, liklik Nagi Sam, Legi Sam (researcher), Nigel Baro (MSc), Alfred Kik (PhD), Tiberius Jimbo (MSc) and Sentiko Ibalim (PhD).

02/09/2019

An exciting opportunity awaits STEM experts, STEM Enthusiasts and those in ICT Clusters and interested individuals. Worth applying for this opportunity in Taipei city, Taiwan. For further information, visit the website directly: https://www.giaasia.net/ or contact : [email protected]

GENDER
INNOVATION
AWARDS
性別創新獎

Celebrate New Solutions That Shape Tomorrow

Since 2017, the Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development in Taipei has been working on the SDG goal 5 and the Gender Mainstreaming on STEM fields! The Foundation has been collaborating with a global innovation hub “Impact Hub” for 2 years, established a “Sustainable Entrepreneurship Program” for youth in Taiwan and the “Gender Innovation Award” for startups n Asia. These initiatives aim to encourage innovative solutions for social issues linked to SDG 5: Gender Equality, and to empower and enable people, so that they can live in a world without inequality, no matter it’s on education, healthcare, livable environment, etc.

Gender Innovation Awards was created to “Celebrate New Solutions That Shape Tomorrow.” We’re looking for innovation and disruptive solutions for current pressing problems linked to SDG Goal 5: Gender Equality. Now the regional call for ideas and solutions is live!

“Gender Innovation Awards (GIA)” was launched to source new solutions on different pressing problems with gender perspectives in the Asia-Pacific region. It is the first competition based on SDG 5 (Sustainable Development Goals), expecting to connect the international community to solve the problems and maximize social impact within the region.

The Foundation in Taipei will select 10 iconic proposals/solutions for the final round, after the preliminary review. The finalists will participate the Boot Camp and present their rocking solutions at the final pitch. Air tickets, lodging and meals for the duration of the event in Taiwan will be subsidized. Moreover, top 3 champions will be matched with an expert mentor for 6 months. If you are harnessing your passions and talents to the pressing problems for a more equal world, then apply for this opportunity.

2nd Batch Application
1. Application Deadline: September 20th, 2019 23:59 (GMT+8)
2. Application should be submitted in English only and follow the requirements of the application form. Please visit the https://pse.is/KNS6W to download and see further details.
3. Dates of Boot Camp: October 6th - October 8th, 2019
4. Dates of Final & Award Ceremony: October 9th, 2019

Any questions, please contact : [email protected]

For further information, please proceed to the website directly: https://www.giaasia.net/.

PM Marape toured Murdoch University and visited research projects which are improving agricultural productivity, such as...
29/07/2019
Agricultural expertise showcased for PNG Prime Minister on visit to Murdoch

PM Marape toured Murdoch University and visited research projects which are improving agricultural productivity, such as better use of feed and techniques for livestock management which can be applied in PNG. Future benefits may include the establishment of student and researcher exchanges, research scholarships and training.

Murdoch University’s world class agricultural and veterinary facilities and research were showcased for the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG) James Marape and dignitaries during a visit to the University this week.

08/07/2019
Developing a research culture in Papua New Guinea

Developing a research culture in Papua New Guinea

Sorcery-related violence remains a widespread and complex issue in some parts of Papua New Guinea. Dr Fiona Hukula, a senior researcher at PNG’s National Res...

"Asia-Pacific is home to some of the most innovative as well as technologically-deprived countries in the world. Working...
18/06/2019

"Asia-Pacific is home to some of the most innovative as well as technologically-deprived countries in the world. Working together is critical to Leave No One Behind in this technological revolution."

UNESCAP Executive Secretary Armida Alisjahbana at the Asia Pacific Innovation Forum in Tehran, Iran #APIF2019

PNG Science & Technology Secretariat's cover photo
17/06/2019

PNG Science & Technology Secretariat's cover photo

A very big thank you to all those who visited our humble booth during  the recent TechInnovate Event.
17/06/2019

A very big thank you to all those who visited our humble booth during the recent TechInnovate Event.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PNG Science and Technology Council Secretariat Professor Teatulohi Matainaho  sp...
17/06/2019

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PNG Science and Technology Council Secretariat Professor Teatulohi Matainaho speaking at the recent TECHINNOVATE 2019 Event. PNGSTCS was the Platinum Sponsor of the 2nd Technology & Innovation event organised by the PNG Digital ICT Cluster Association.#pngstcssupportingICTinPNG#

FYI.
28/03/2019

FYI.

Great opportunity for Research students !
Pacific European Union Marine Partnership
(PEUMP) Postgraduate Research Scholarships.

Closes on 5th April 2019

For more information visit: https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=peump_scholar

Impactpool
16/03/2019

Impactpool

On March 20 (14.30CET), we are hosting a webinar with UNESCO about career opportunities for women in STEM (#Science, #Technolgy, #Engingeering and #Mathematics). This webinar is part of our #WeCanDoBetter campaign, with the purpose of providing insights into UNESCO science programmes promoting women in science! Register now and join us for free on March 22! https://www.impactpool.org/articles/wecandobetter-webinar-with-unesco-advancing-women-in-science

"Research and Science is the future. A country that does not take research seriously is a country doomed to die."Hon. Pi...
27/02/2019

"Research and Science is the future. A country that does not take research seriously is a country doomed to die."

Hon. Pila Niningi.
Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology.

TB remains a major public health threat in Papua New Guinea and in recognising this serious problem with drug resistant ...
25/02/2019

TB remains a major public health threat in Papua New Guinea and in recognising this serious problem with drug resistant TB in Papua New Guinea, the PNG Science and Technology Council Secretariat presented a cheque of K80,000 to the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, UPNG Taurama Campus. The funding will support the Research Project on Risk factors in drug resistant TB in Papua New Guinea.

10/08/2018

Dear all,

The PNG Science and Technology Secretariat will be facilitating several APEC related workshop and meeting and the ASPIRE Award Presentation on the following dates.

Workshop: “Developing Domestic Innovation Systems and Networks”
Date: This Sunday 12th – Monday 13th August, 2018
Venue: Lamana Hotel
Time: 8:30am

12th APEC Policy Partnership on Science,Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) Meeting
Venue: APEC Haus, Downtown, Ela Beach
Date: Tuesday 14th – 15th of August, 2018
Time: 9am

ASPIRE Award Presentation
Venue: Crown Plaza
Date: Tuesday 14th of August, 2018
Time: 7pm (Night)

Final Year Chemistry students from the University of Papua New Guinea visited PNG Science & Technology Secretariat recen...
09/07/2018

Final Year Chemistry students from the University of Papua New Guinea visited PNG Science & Technology Secretariat recently as part of their Annual Industrial visit.
PNG Science & Technology Secretariat was chosen by the university as the first organisation to visit because of its strategic role in monitoring research and setting up research, science and technology policy frameworks in the country.

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of PNG Science and Technology Council who is also the co-chair of the APEC PPSTI Boar...
17/05/2018

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of PNG Science and Technology Council who is also the co-chair of the APEC PPSTI Board, Professor Teatulohi Matainaho and PNGSTC Industrial Liaison Officer and APEC focal point, Ms Apeame More at the recent talk back show at FM100 studio with host Douglas Dimagi.

08/05/2018

Tune into FM100,this morning at 10am as our CEO Prof Teatulohi Matainaho highlights the importance of APEC Policy Partnership on Science and Technology and Innovation.

Lead up talks to the 2018 APEC leaders' Summit in Port Moresby, PNG.
06/02/2018
APEC Papua New Guinea 2018

Lead up talks to the 2018 APEC leaders' Summit in Port Moresby, PNG.

Prime Minister O’Neill Advances APEC Climate Solutions in Davos Switzerland, 26 January 2018.
Issued by the APEC Secretariat

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, set the stage for APEC to take greater action to fight climate change when Papua New Guinea hosts its first trade policy meetings as APEC Chair in 2018 next month.

Prime Minister O’Neill described the urgent need to do more to confront climate change in the Asia-Pacific and the role that cooperation between APEC member economies should play to take things forward.

“Dealing with environmental risks is one of the most critical issues for Pacific and APEC economies. Extreme weather, including droughts and tropical storms, are killing our people and destroying livelihoods, so positive action must be taken in the global community,” Prime Minister O’Neill explained.

Prime Minister O’Neill, the first Papua New Guinea leader to address the annual gathering of private sector and political influencers in Davos, pointed to the importance of boosting access to capital and investment for the success of climate resilient development and infrastructure projects.

These range from new roads, ports and airports to next generation power and digital networks needed to ensure connectivity between APEC economies and jobs, sustainable business growth and improvements in living standards that depend on these relationships in the increasingly globalized economy.

“As the cost of renewable energy comes down, more and more consumers will opt for it. Around some remote communities in my own country, they are converting to solar energy at a very fast rate,” said Prime Minister O’Neill.

“Our mobile users increased from 200,000 to over a million in one year as new network infrastructure was made available,” Prime Minister O’Neill added. He pointed out that such progress supports the harnessing of digital innovations that can help to raise energy efficiency.

Prime Minister O’Neill noted the value of working together in APEC to both ensure open markets that lower prices of new technologies for consumers and deliver climate conscious reforms.

“Governments need to set up policies that better position the private sector to act in a manner that is socially responsible, environmentally friendly and, of course, promotes good governance,” Prime Minister O’Neill said.

“You look at it now, the debates and discussions and conversations that are happening all around the world—it’s encouraging,” he concluded.

Trade and sectoral officials from APEC economies will aim to build on these and complementary trade and investment measures when they meet in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby, beginning on 24 February.

The consultations will continue with the First APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting on 8-9 March and culminate when Prime Minister O’Neill hosts the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Port Moresby in November.

https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2018/Davos

A great article about Intellectual Property for the Twenty-First Century Economy.
25/10/2017
Intellectual Property for the Twenty-First-Century Economy by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Dean Baker and Arjun Jayadev - Project Syndicate

A great article about Intellectual Property for the Twenty-First Century Economy.

Developing countries are increasingly pushing back against the intellectual property regime foisted on them by the advanced economies over the last 30 years. They are right to do so, because what matters is not only the production of knowledge, but also that it is used in ways that put the health an...

PNG Science & Technology Secretariat's cover photo
28/08/2017

PNG Science & Technology Secretariat's cover photo

Dear All,Pacific Women has just advertised two research opportunities that we wanted to bring to your attention. 1. Cond...
12/07/2017
Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development | Pacific Gender Equity

Dear All,

Pacific Women has just advertised two research opportunities that we wanted to bring to your attention.

1. Conduct a scoping study to develop recommendations and a business plan for a dynamic Pacific Gender Research Portal.

2. Conduct a 2.5 month feasibility study into the possibility of a cash transfer program for survivors of violence in the Pacific.

More information is available on the Pacificwomen.org website (link below)

Best of luck 😊

Pacific Gender Equity

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