10 DEPT STAFF RECEIVE CERTIFICATES FROM TRAINING

Ten (10) participants from the Department of Prime Minister & National Executive Council recently received certificates from the Australia Pacific Security College after undergoing a two-week training course.

This remotely facilitated Strategic Analysis Course was designed and delivered by the Australian Pacific Security College in collaboration with the Department of Prime Minister and NEC.

During the presentation ceremony, Deputy Secretary (Policy 1), Mr Frank Aisi, congratulated the ten (10) participants on being the first trainees of the program from the Department and urged them to take the acquired skill-sets as they are now better equipped to take on new challenges in policy implementation.

“The program aims to equip policy officers with a range of strategic skills, tools and techniques to strengthen their analytical skills and assist officers to translate key issues at the sector, national and regional level.

“Now these officers are able to effectively provide to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of the Department critical advice that is analytically sound, well researched, forecasted, unbiased and reflective of current government priorities,” Mr Aisi said.

He said the course was done virtually online after which all participants were issued a certificate at the end of the program and we look forward to furthering this program in the months to come.

“This is just phase one of the program and phase two will be developed in due course, once outsoles and key lessons learnt are consolidated.

“The program has received support from Secretary Ivan Pomaleu and is part of our Department venturing into institutional partnerships, one in which we already have with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra, which is to resume activity in September of this year.

“With APSC, we hope to continue this program in the long run and extend to other offices and branches of the department.

“This has also been the first online training held in the Department using our facilities and infrastructure,” Mr Aisi said.

He also thanked and expressed acknowledgement to the IT Branch of our Department, who were always on hand.

Below is a list of participants:

1. Nigel Paysoy - Domestic, Security Liaison Officer, Office of Security Coordination Assessment Branch, Department of PMNEC.

2. Kyrill Bland - Coordinator, PNG Sanctions Office, Office of Security Coordination Assessment Branch, Department of PMNEC.

3. Tony Dua - Coordinator, International Security Liaison, Office of Security Coordination Assessment Branch, Department of PMNEC.

4. Brown Monda - Coordinator, Social/Political Security, Office of Security Coordination Assessment Branch, Department of PMNEC.

5. Tony Manab - Director, Transport, Infrastructure Sector Branch, Department of PMNEC.

6. Ware Aulakua – Senior Policy, Coordination & Monitoring Officer, Law & Order Sector Branch, Department of PMNEC.

7. Margaret James – Senior Policy, Coordination & Monitoring Officer, Works, Infrastructure Sector Branch, Department of PMNEC.

8. Francis Koimanrea - Policy, Coordination & Monitoring Officer, Economic Sector Branch, Department of PMNEC.

9. Freda Komolong – Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Corporate Planning & Monitoring Unit, Department of PMNEC.

10. Rava Win - Information Technology Officer, IT Unit, Department of PMNEC.