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COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea: Information, Expert Commentary and Media

Over the next few months, in an attempt to keep people informed on the spread of COVID 19 in PNG and its impacts, we will provide links to websites and articles that provide useful and relevant information. The content and views expressed in these articles are those of the authors, and not those of the Pacific Livelihoods Research Group. 

August 12, 2020

Australian community ravaged by bushfire shocked by PNG donation of more than $60,000

When Andy Thorp heard his rotary club in the seaside town of Merimbula was being sent a donation from people in Papua New Guinea to help bushfire victims, he was shocked to learn of the amount…

July 15, 2020

Pacific Livelihoods PhD scholarships

The Pacific Livelihoods Research Group at Curtin University is seeking research student applicants for two PhD scholarships, under the Australian Government’s Research Training Program. Please see the link above for details.

November 14, 2019

New Publication! Curry et al.

Check out this new publication about the one hectare replant trial in Bialla, West New Britain Province, authored by George Curry, Steven Nake, Geraldine Tilden, Gina Koczberski, Linus Pileng, and Emmanuel Germis…

October 9, 2019

Publication! Sengere, Curry and Koczberski

Check out this new publication authored by the Pacific Livelihoods Research Group’s past student and current research collaborator, Reuben Sengere (CIC), and research team members Professor George Curry and Associate Professor Gina Koczberski…

September 16, 2019

Pacific Livelihoods researchers published in Oceania special issue

The recently published special issue of Oceania 89(2) on “Marketplaces and Morality in Papua New Guinea” features contributions from Pacific Livelihoods researchers…

September 16, 2019

Geography Research Series 2019 @ Curtin University

The Geography Research Seminar Series, hosted by Sustainable Livelihoods (DBE), begins Wednesday September 4th, 1pm, room 201:422…

May 24, 2019

‘Seeds of change’: Pacific Livelihoods researchers present ‘mama lus frut’ 20 years on

Gina Koczberski and Merolyn Koia (PNG Oil Palm Research Association) attended the “Seeds of Change” conference in Canberra in April this year…

October 9, 2018

ACIAR Partners Magazine: Spotlight on Dr Veronica Bue

Collaborating researcher Dr. Veronica Bue features on this months ACIAR magazine…

September 6, 2018

ACIAR Partners Magazine features PLRG’s one hectare replant program

The Pacific Livelihoods Research Group’s work has featured in the August edition of ACIAR’s Partners magazine….

August 7, 2018

4th World Congress on Agroforestry: Strengthening links between science, society and policy

The Pacific Livelihoods Research Group’s Professor Curry is on the scientific committee…

August 2, 2018

‘Women Digging In’: Paradise story on PLRG’s Women in Agribusiness project

Air Niugini’s bi-mothly in-flight magazine has featured a story on the Pacific Livelihoods Research Group’s project…

July 31, 2018

Improving food security in Papua New Guinea

Associate Professor Paul Nelson, one of our collaborating researchers from James cook University, has produced a three-minute video on our work on intercropping of food crops and oil palm in PNG…

June 5, 2018

PHD Scholarship: Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Coffee Communities in Papua New Guinea Now Open

This Curtin University-funded scholarship is for a PhD student to join a multidisciplinary team of researchers…

May 10, 2018

Geography Research Series @ Curtin University

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