Call for Papers and Panels: 2022 PNG Update Forum


The Annual UPNG Update is the premier forum for the discussion of research and analysis relating to contemporary economic and public policy issues in Papua New Guinea (PNG). It is organized by the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business and Public Policy (SBPP) and The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre. This year’s theme is :

“Pathways to development amid COVID-19 and beyond PNG’s 10th election”.

We invite abstracts and panels that broadly address this theme through potential topics including  (but not limited to);

  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Decentralization and sub-national administration
  • Education
  • Elections
  • Family and sexual violence
  • Gender equality
  • Governance and anti-corruption efforts
  • Health and impacts of COVID-19
  • PNG economy
  • Regional cooperation and security
  • Service delivery

The deadline for submission is Friday 5th August, 2022

 Abstract submissions form:

Panel proposal submission form

The PNG Update is free for all presenters and attendees. No registration is required

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Source: This post was a public media notice by the organizers of the forum.