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Papua New Guinea Women Candidates Training Strategy

3rd Round - Candidate & Campaign Manager Progress Checks |
Port Moresby | 12-20 April 2012

CDI conducted three 2-day Progress Check workshops for intending candidates and their campaign managers as part of the Papua New Guinea Women Candidates Training Strategy (WCTS).  The Strategy is a joint initiative between CDI and PNG’s Office for the Development of Women (ODW, an agency within the Department for Community Development).  In addition, regional CSO partners have been engaged to assist in the identification of suitable participants and handling local logistics. The workshops were held in Port Moresby, with candidates from all Papua New Guinea regions participating.  These Progress Checks were for candidates who had participated in the Strategy’s earlier training workshops, held between January and March 2012.

The Progress Checks were led by CDI Associate, Dr Norm Kelly, with assistance from fellow CDI Associate Dr Orovu Sepoe, Linda Reynolds, and Dr Lesley Clark; as well as PNG facilitators Steven Gari, Aga Irish and Erigeri Singin.  A total of 49 candidates and 41 Campaign managers attended the three workshops.  At the workshops, all candidates received individual assessments of their campaign plans and budgets from the CDI trainers, analysis of voter targets, and revision and refinement of messages and campaign materials.  Additional training was also provided on media techniques, public speaking, and electoral laws. 

The Progress Checks were held prior to the issuing of the election writs, which is due to occur on 18 May.  The election itself is due to be held from 23 June to 6 July.

Click on the links below for all the materials and details of the 3rd Round progress checks, along with links to reporting on 1st round regional training workshops, the 2nd round overflow training workshop, and the preceeding foundational WCTS workshops and WCTS support announcement from the Australian Prime Minister:

3rd Round - Progress Checks:
Lists of Participants
Participant Progress Check Invitation & Outline
Press Release & PNG Press Coverage:
Press Release | Australian High Commission Port Moresby | Female candidates complete training for 2012 elections | 19 April 2012.
'Poll training program for women to begin' | Post Courier, 12 April 2012.
'Women taught how to stage poll campaigns' | The National, 13 April 2012.
'Donor efforts on women candidates applauded' | Post Courier, 13 April 2012.
'Women training to promote free and fair elections' | Post Courier, 18 April 2012.
'Women urged to contest polls' | The National, 20 April 2012.
1st Round - Regional Training Workshops
2nd Round - Overflow Training Workshop
PNG Women Candidates Training Strategy | Train the Trainer Workshop | Port Moresby | 15-18 August 2011
Women Candidate Training in PNG – Strategy Endorsed by GoPNG | Lae | 22-23 March 2011
Prime Minister Julia Gillard | A new chapter in Australia-PNG relations | Canberra | 12 October 2011
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The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.

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