PNG: pathways to gender parity

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre

Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 13 October 2015


Barton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Various speakers.


Macarena Rojas
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This panel discussion showcased high-profile speakers from Papua New Guinea and Australia. It explored current gender parity issues in Papua New Guinea, how business can work to adopt a diverse work force and how to expand the opportunities available to both men and women within the changing commercial and social environment of Papua New Guinea.


  • Ann Steele ANZ PNG, Head of Human Resources and Senior HR Executive
  • Ms Avia Koisen Principal, Koisen Lawyers
  • Dr Eric Kwa Secretary/CEO, PNG Constitutional Law Reform Commission
  • The Honourable Malakai Tabar MP Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in PNG
  • Magistrate John Kaumi Mendi District Court Senior Provincial Magistrate
  • Dr Linda Van Leeuwen Capacity Building Specialist and Manager, Anitua
  • Ms Gloria Sevua National Development Bank Investments Ltd, Business Incubation Officer
  • Professor Stephen Howes Director of the Development Policy Centre (Chair)

This panel discussion was part of the ANZ | PNG Gender Parity Symposium, held from 13- 15 October in Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney. For more information, go to:

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