Research and education across all disciplines are essential to realizing global and national commitments to sustainable development. Knowledge, design and innovation are as important to governance, peace, safety, health and environmental integrity as they are to economic growth and poverty alleviation. As ICT, energy and bio-technologies transform the ways in which people interact, move and work, worldwide, new opportunities are emerging, both to utilize and to protect, PNG’s unique human and natural endowments.
Capitalizing on these opportunities will require more though than simply doing research. At PNG IMPACT, speakers and delegates will consider how research can be designed, coordinated and communicated to deliver societal benefit. Recognizing that no one approach is relevant across all disciplines and issues, case studies will be presented from a diversity of perspectives, with ample time dedicated to dialogue and networking.
PNG IMPACT will:
- Showcase a cross-selection of active research projects, across the sciences, social sciences and humanities, delivering societal benefit for PNG.
- Promote dialogue over how research and research policy can best support aspirations for a safe, inclusive and sustainable society.
- Provide a platform for network-building among researchers, research institutions and research stakeholders active in PNG.
A call for papers is currently open until 2 August.
For more information, download the flyer from this page, or click here.
To register your interest to attend PNG IMPACT, please e-mail Vyvyen Wong, UPNG/JCU Twinning Project Officer.