As such, they were part of a larger effort to promote national development and local economic integration by combining two of PNG's most historically important economic activities, logging and commercial agriculture (see Connell 1997), in a way that would tap into the growing global demand for agricultural lands and crops such as oil palm (Filer 2012; GoPNG
2011b; Peluso and Lund 2011; White et al.
They depict a culture that is reinforcing endemic (UNICEF and GOPNG
, 1996, p.139) and destructive forms of violence without regard for the human cost.
It will enable rapid responses to development challenges focusing on areas of Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment, Millennium Development Goals and poverty reduction and GoPNG
priorities as laid out in the Medium Term Development Strategy.
The AF will provide direct support to two of the three pillars in the latest country partnership strategy (CPS), and reinforces the agreement with Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG
), which is codified in the CPS, that all donors, including the Bank, focus on deepening their support to sectors where their existing programs are having positive impacts.
The workshops were designed to assist participants to examine AusAID and GoPNG
policies with respect to gender and development; assess achievement levels with respect to the application of key policy initiatives in AusAID funded projects; analyse and discuss techniques and strategies for overcoming specific constraints; and develop an improved understanding of effective approaches to gender equal project design and implementation.