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Regional Development Forums are the second most important dialogue mechanism of the CIMC Secretariat. Forum locations allow for the CIMC to bring the forums down to the people to ensure that people in the respective regions are given wider options to participate in the discussions and bring forward development oriented recommendations relevant to their requirements.

The CIMC is considered a relevant and only appropriate mechanism to facilitate policy dialogue between government, its partners and citizens and is the only appropriate mechanism recognised by government that can be used by stakeholders to express their opinions concerning government policies and legislation and to bring government to the people.

Hence the CIMC through the regional forums allows that opportunity to be maximised by people from the various sectors participating and discussing development policy matters from regional perspectives. Discussions on development policy matters are also done through sectoral committees and working groups.

The CIMC is also tasked to oversee and co-ordinate implementation of the recommendations endorsed by the forums and promote constructive, collaborative and practical policy approaches to tackle some of the country’s persistent development problems. The government should be commended for putting in place a unique mechanism that brings Government down to the people and bridges the various sectors in society.

 

2017 Regional Development Forums

Background
The Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Council Regional forums have been an avenue for people and stakeholders from all sectors to attend and channel their recommendations/ideas, through the secretariat to the government for the purposes of improving public policies. It is an avenue often used by LLG officers, private sector, and civil society and the community at large to air their experiences and raise issues faced in their communities. Experts and officers from various agencies, especially those featured on the programs are invited to speak and share information that would assist participants to understand government’s efforts to improve the public service.

Forum Purpose
The main reason for selecting the theme is to provoke discussions, understanding and create awareness on good leadership, effective systems and processes for improved service delivery, at the same time emphasising that everyone in the communities has a role to play in ensuring quality leadership in the service delivery system. The expected outcome is that participants are aware of the various views/concepts/knowledge expressed through the forums which would then assist them to make informed choices in the 2017 elections. The forum was structured to have a number of sessions where speakers presented their topics explaining the current situation and the opportunities and challenges, followed by a question and answer sessions for participants to ask questions or make comments. The disadvantage of the engagement was that it was presenter-led, and the participants did not have much time to discuss the issues in detail. Information was gathered from participants through the question times at the end of each session and from group work done at the end, as well as feedback from evaluation forms. 

Highlands

The Highlands is made up of 7 Provinces: Eastern Highlands, Simbu, Jiwaka, Western Highlands, Enga, Southern Highlands and Hela provinces. CIMC rotates the annual forums between each province in the regions. In 2017 Jiwaka was selected to host the Highlands forum. CIMC acknowledges the Jiwaka Provincial Government, in particular, the Governor and his Administrator, as well as the women of Jiwaka led by Ms Rosen Kiap, and the rest of the Jiwaka people for the support and wonderful hospitality provided to the visitors who attended the forum. The theme of the Development Forums was, “Quality Leadership and Community Oversight for Improved Governance”. The Highlands Forum was held at the Jiwaka Mission Resort, Banz from the 8th - 9th March, 2017.

Presentations from the 2017 CIMC Highlands Regional Development Forum in Banz, Jiwaka Province (8-9 March).

The summary Report can also be accessed here.


Tuition Fee Free Policy and its Link to Universal Basic Education Plan 2010 - 2019

A Presentation By: Mr Peter Kants First Assistant Secretary Policy & Research Wing Policy & Coporate Services Directorate, Department of Education

Government commitment to rural development - issues on accountable leadership, functions and links between national and provincial levels and recommendations

A Presentation By: Mr Joe Itaki, Executive Manager Office of the Secretary Departmet of Community Development, Youth & Religion

Status on Decentralisation on Key Deliverables

A Presentation By: Representative from the Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs

Free Primary Health Care and Subsidized Specialized Health care The story so far

A Presentation By: Ms J Walep Provincial Health Adviser, Jiwaka Province

Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PNGEITI) – Why is it important to PNG?
A Presentation By: Mr Lucas Alkan Head of PNGEITI National Secretariat

Experiences of Rural Health Services at the Community Level
A Presentation By: Sr Kay Simon,Village Health Volunteer Program – Baptist Health Services, Baiyer WHP

 

New Guinea Islands

The New Guinea Islands is made up of 5 Provinces: West New Britain, East New Britain, Manus and New Ireland Provinces, and the biggest is the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. CIMC selects the host province in the region by rotating between the five provinces. For 2017, West New Britain was selected to host the Forum. CIMC acknowledges the support given by the West New Britain Provincial Government led by Provincial Administrator Mr Williamson Hosea and the people of West New Britain for their hospitality. The theme of the Forums was “Quality Leadership and Community Oversight for Improved Governance” and it was held at Hotel Genisis in Kimbe from the 5th - 6th April, 2017.

Presentations from the New Guinea Islands Development Forum in Kimbe, West New Britain Province (5-6 April). The summary Report can also be accessed here.

 Experiences of delivering Education at the Provincial Level - WNB Case

A Presentation By: Mr Paul Lapun for Paul Laore, Provincial Education Advisor

Special Agriculture Business Leases (SABL)-Its Implications and the Way Forward-Experiences by CSOs 

A Presentation By: Ms Pamela Avusi, FORCERT LTD-Kimbe

Education Service Delivery at Lower Institutional Level

A Presentation By: Mr John Karis, Principal Kokopo Business College

Experience of Leadership & Implementation at Provincial Level-Manus experience

A Presentation By: Representatives of the Manus Provincial Administration

Papua New Guinea Planning & Monitoring Responsibility Act 2016 and the New Development Paradigm (Reforms)

A Presentation By: Ms Rose Koyama Acting Deputy Secretary, Policy-Department of National Planning & Monitoring

Implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) – Why is it important to Papua New Guinea?
A Presentation By: Mr Lucas Alkan Head of PNGEITI Secretariet

Ensuring Good Leadership & Improved Service Delivery: The role of Citizens & Communities
A Presentation By: Ms. Arianne Kassman, Interim Executive Director, TIPNG

Experiences of Leadership and Rural Health Service Delivery and Management at the Provincial Level-WNBPHA
A Presentation By: Stanislaw Stevens Tao, CEO-WNBPHA

 

     
     
     

 

 

Highlands Regional Development Forum, 2015

Annual regional development forums are  cordinated by the CIMC, bringing together identified representatives from all sectors in the highlands region. These include government, churches, private sector, youth, women, CSO's and members of civil society. Speakers are also invited from the various sectors including government, the private sector, members of civil society and from community based organisations representing certain interests. The 2015 highlands forum was held in Mendi, the Southern Highlands provincial capital. It was well attended by delegates from the other 6 highlands provinces. Jiwaka and Hela provinces had the largest contigents of provincial administration delegates participating. This was followed by the host province, having its full Provincial Executive Council (PEC) in attendance.

Hon Sir Puka Temu, KBE, CMG, Member for Abau Open and Minister for Public Service opened the forum on behalf of the Chairman of the CIMC and Minister for National Planning & Monitoring, Hon Charles Abel. He describd the CIMC mechnism as unique and acknowledged its vital role as a dialogue platform to be used by people from all sectors to deliberate on issues of national interest at their respective localities. The Governor for Southern Highlands Hon William Powi, shared similar sentiments and encouraged people to be proactive in such discussions as it was the only avenue where people from cross sectors could have first hand interaction with government representatives. Many participants applauded the role of the CIMC and asked for similar forums to be brought to the various districts.

Presentations from the 2015 CIMC Highlands Regional Development Forum held in Mendi, Southern Highlands Province (24-25 March)

Awareness and Encouraging Citizen participation on the Sustainable Development Strategy and MTDP-2, 2016-2017
A Presentation By: Mr Joe Kapa-Deputy Secretary,Policy Department of National Planning & Monitoring

Alternative Approaches to Development Economics: The case of Southern Highlands Province
A Presentation By: Mr Joe Kaiyo Acting Provincial Administrator

Responsible Sustainable development Mechanisms for Implementation
A Presentation By: Mr Allan Bird

Rural Airstrip Agency and Rural Service Delivery–Issues & Challenges
A Presentation By: Mr John Bromley Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Rural Airstrips Agency of PNG Limited

Developing Policies and Plans to Empower SMEs
A Presentation By: Mr Richard Yakam, Acting Deputy Secretary-Policy & Administration, Department of Trade, Commerce and Industry

Functions and Services Provided by the PNG Investment Promotion Authority (IPA)
A Presentation By: Mr Ronald Maru, Executive Officer to the Managing Director

2014 National Human Development Report-Papua New Guinea From Wealth to Wellbeing: Translating Resources into Sustainable Human Development
A Presentation By: Ms Eileen Tugum, UNDP Representative

A Service Charter and Provision of Equitable Services in the Public Sector
A Presentation By: Mr John Toguata

 

The Highlands Regional Development Forum in pictures


 Mamose Regional Development Forum, 2015

Annual regional development forums are  cordinated by the CIMC, bringing together identified representatives from all sectors in the Mamose region. These include government, churches, private sector, youth, women, CSO's and members of civil society. Speakers are also invited from the various sectors including government, the private sector, members of civil society and from community based organisations representing certain interests. The 2015 Mamose forum was held at the Madang Resort Hotel in Madang. It was well attended by delegates from the other 3 mamose provinces with Morobe having a fair sized contogent from the provincial administration led by the Acting Provincial Administrator Mr Gioving Bilong.

The forum was opened on behalf of the Chairman of the CIMC and Minister for National Planning & Monitoring, Hon Charles Abel by Hon Anton Yagama, member for Usino/Bundi. He acknowledged the role of the CIMC as a dialogue platform that can be used by people from all sectors to deliberate on issues of national interest and thanked CIMC for bringing the forum to Madang. Many participants applauded the role of the forum and asked for similar ones to be conducted at the districts in the region.

Presentations from the 2015 CIMC Momase Regional Development Forum held at the Madang Resort Hotel, Madang Province (14-15 April)

Experiences on implementing Education Sector Policies and perspectives on achieving
the Responsible Sustainable Development Strategy
A Presentation By: Father Jan Czuba, President, Divine Word University (DWU)

Awareness & Encouraging citizen participation in the implementation of the Responsible Sustainable Development Strategy (RSDS)
A Presentation By: Mr Allan Bird, Development Consultant, Ministry of National Planning

Awareness and encouraging citizen participation in Sustainable Development Strategy & MTDPII 2016-2017
A Presentation By: Mr Joe Kapa Deputy Secretary, Department of National Planning & Monitoring

Provincial Perspective on achieving the Responsible Sustainable Development Strategy and other key policies
A Presentation By: Mr Gioving Bilong, A/Provincial Administrator, Morobe Province

Successful implementation of the SME Policy & Master Plan – encouraging citizens participation at sub-national level
A Presentation By: Mr Richard Yakam, A/Deputy Secretary, Policy, Department of Trade, Commerce & Industry

Facilitating Market Opportunities at both local and international for local producers – issues & challenges
A Presentation By: Ms Amelia Na’aru, Registrar of Intellectual Property

Facilitating Market Opportunities at both local and international for local producers – issues & challenges
A Presentation By: Mr Dick Ermot, CEO, Golpu Wafi Development Corporation

Provincial Perspective on achieving the Responsible Sustainable Development Strategy and other key policies
A Presentation By: Mr Daniel Aloi, A/Provincial Administrator, Madang

Creating effective partnerships for meaningful community participation in service delivery–the Rural Airstrips Agency Experience
A Presentation By: Mr John Bromley, CEO, RAA & MAF

 

The Mamose Regional Development Forum in pictures

     

 

New Guinea Islands Regional Development Forum, 2015

Annual Regional Development Forums are  cordinated by the CIMC, bringing together identified representatives from all sectors in the Southern Region. These include government, churches, private sector, youth, women, CSO's and members of civil society. Speakers are also invited from the various sectors including government, the private sector, members of civil society and from community based organisations representing certain interests. The 2015 New Guinea Islands Regional Development forum was held in Kavieng, New Ireland Province. It was well attended by delegates from the other Islands Region provinces especially CSO, Women, Youth and NGO representatives including those from government as well.

The Forum was opened by the Acting Provincial Administrator Mr Andrew Kaiap.  He describd the CIMC mechnism as unique and acknowledged its vital role as a dialogue platform to be used by people from all sectors to deliberate on issues of national interest at their respective localities.

The New Guinea Islands Regional Development Forum in pictures

 

 

Presentations from the 2015 CIMC New Guinea Islands Regional Development Forum held at the Ligga Conference Centre, Kavieng New Ireland Province (29-30 April)

 District Development Authority
A presentation By: MrTrevor Tararau, Director Capacity Building-Department of Provincial & LLG Affairs

Civil Society Perspective on Leadership & Good Governance
A Presentation By: Mr Jairus Parori President Civil Society Peak Body New Ireland

The National Human Development Report
A Presentation By: Mr Roy Trivedy, UNDP Country representative

Creating effective partnerships for meaningful community participation in service delivery–the Rural Airstrips Agency Experience
A Presentation By: Mr John Bromley, Manager, RAA & MAF

Successful implementation of the SME Policy & Master Plan – encouraging citizens participation at sub-national level
A Presentation BY: Mr Nolpi Kilwa, First Assistant Secaretary, Policy, Department of Trade, Commerce & Industry

Government Plans on Harnessing Youth Related Issues in the Country
A Presentation By: Mr Norit Luio, Acting Director General, National Youth Development Authority

New Ireland Province: A Window to the Future of Papua New Guinea
A Presentation By: Provincial Government Representatives

2015 Fist Quarter Health Sector Report
A Presentation By: Health and Education officer, New Ireland

2015 Fist Quarter Education Sector Report
A Presentation By: Health and Education officer, New Ireland

New Ireland Province Economic & Infrastructure Sectors Briefing 30th April 2015
A Presentation By: Mr Lamiller Pawut DPA-Planning & Economic Services (Atg)

Malagan Declaration Forward:The Eight Steps Forward
A Presentation By: Provincial Government Representatives

The Responsible Sustainable Development Strategy–Roadmap for Implementation
A Presentation By: Mr Joe Kapa Deputy Secretary –Policy Department of National Planning & Monitoring


 

Southern Regional Development Forum, 2015

Annual Regional Development Forums are  cordinated by the CIMC, bringing together identified representatives from all sectors in the Southern Region. These include government, churches, private sector, youth, women, CSO's and members of civil society. Speakers are also invited from the various sectors including government, the private sector, members of civil society and from community based organisations representing certain interests. The 2015 Southern Regional forum was held in Popondetta, Oro Province. It was well attended by delegates from the other southern region provinces especially CSO, Women, Youth and NGO representatives.

Hon Garry Juffa Governor for Oro Province closed the forum which was opened by the Acting Provincial Administrator, Mr John Pai on behalf of the Chairman of the CIMC and Minister for National Planning & Monitoring, Hon Charles Abel. He describd the CIMC mechnism as unique and acknowledged its vital role as a dialogue platform to be used by people from all sectors to deliberate on issues of national interest at their respective localities.

The Southern Regional Development Forum in pictures

 

Presentations from the 2015 CIMC Southern Regional Development Forum held at the UNRE Conference Hall, Popondetta, Oro Province (2-3 June)

Promoting Good Governance & Active Citizen Engagement to Achieve Key Policy Objectives

A Presentation By: Mr Carson Evari, Literacy Cordinator, Oro Province

Implementation Roadmap:RSDS & Complementary Policies(MTDP2&Planning Bill)

A Presentation By: Mr Alfred Mokae, First Assistant Secretary –Macro Planning Division, Dept. of National Planning & Monitoring

Developing policies and Plans to Empower SMEs
A Presentation By: Mr Nolpi Kilwa, Acting First Assistant Secretary Policy Research & Planning 

National Affordable Land and Housing Program

A Presentation By: Mr Jerry Wap, Deputy Director Projects and Programs, Office of Urbanisation

Key legislations, Strategic Considerations, Investor Servicing and Promotion

A Presentation By: Mr Ronald Maru, Executive Officer to the Managing Director’s Office


 

 

 2012 Momase Regional Development Forum Report


2012 NGI Regional Development Forum Reccomendations
 
Summary of 2012 Highlands Regional Development Forum

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