February 2-3, 2022, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea – Developed with the support from the Government of Australia, the Government of Papua New Guinea, through the Climate Change and Development Authority, and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Annual Reflection Workshop for 2021 took place with national, provincial, and development partner stakeholders. The provincial stakeholders attended from the CRGG pilot provinces of Enga, Milne Bay, and New Ireland, and the shadow provinces of Eastern Highlands and Morobe. The workshop also laid out plans for a second phase of the project from 2023 onwards.
“The success of the CRGG Project would not have been possible without the commitment of our national and provincial government partners. The project demonstrates the importance of climate-resilient planning at a provincial level and has helped PNG to attract international climate finance for community-based projects. The Australian High Commission is pleased to support the CRGG Project,” said Mr. Jon Philp, Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea.
“I would like to commend the persistence of the Provincial Government Administration and Planners in pushing through the agenda on climate resilience and green growth at the ground level, despite other competing development priorities in their provinces,” said the Mr. Sakiusa Tuisolia, GGGI’s Country Representative for Papua New Guinea.
Presentations were made on the 2021 Progress and Outcomes Report of the Project followed by discussions on progress and results achieved in 2021, lessons learned, and areas of betterment to guide the forward planning of the final phase of the project. The workshop participants then identified and reviewed the CRGG priorities along with areas of support to consider for beyond 2022.
The workshop held a donor dialogue on the second day, which was attended by His Excellency Keith Scott, the British High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Third Secretary Ruben Seaton of the Australian High Commission, officials and representatives from the European Union, United Nations Development Program, The Nature Conservancy, and World Health Organization. The Climate Change and Development Authority, Department of National Planning and Monitoring, and provincial government stakeholders from Enga, Milne Bay, New Ireland, Eastern Highlands, and Morobe participated in the fruitful discussions.
Through the US$4.4 million CRGG Project, the Government of Australia is helping Papua New Guinea kick-start a systematic, long-term approach to eventually see inclusive CRGG priorities integrated into regular planning, budgeting, and project management systems of provincial governments in all 22 provinces of Papua New Guinea.
About the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization that supports governments of developing countries to transition to a model of economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. GGGI delivers programs in over 40 partner countries with technical support, capacity building, policy planning & implementation, and by helping to build a pipeline of bankable green investment projects. More on GGGI’s events, projects and publications can be found on www.gggi.org. You can also follow GGGI on Twitter and join us on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Local GGGI communications contact
Peniamina Leavai, Deputy Country Representative, Papua New Guinea