Five Awardees For Leadership Program With Taiwan

Five participants from Papua New Guinea will be attending the 2014 Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan.

Participants will spend two months engaging in experimental learning exercises that will enhance their leadership skills and their commitment to developing the country.


This is the second year for the Pacific Islands Leadership program (PILP) and Papua New Guinea will be represented by five participants.


Ian Hetri, Philemon Yalamu, Mona Gheno, Jennifer Adema and Elliot Tovaboda are the five awardees for the program.


The main objective of PILP with Taiwan is to empower young leaders from the region to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environMen’s.


Participants will spend two months engaging in experimental learning exercises at the East-West Center’s campus in Hawai’i, followed by a month of field study in Taipei, at the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs.


Jennifer Adema one of the two female awardees of the program, said this is an opportunity for the participants to acquire skills and knowledge from other Pacific country’s.


The program is scheduled to take place in Honolulu from August 18 to November 12, and the field study in Taiwan is scheduled to take place from October 12 to November 8.

The program will continue next year, and those interested for next year’s program are encouraged to apply.

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