Papua New Guinea Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PNGEITI)

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PNGEITI

PNGEITI Secretariat  coordinates the Papua New Guinea EITI Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG). The group has a mandate to determine the scope of EITI implementation in its country, the EITI Standards stipulates minimum requirements related to the role, rights and responsibilities of the MSG. This includes the full, free, active and effective engagement of government, companies and civil society.

Papua New Guinea Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PNGEITI) Is A Global Initiative Adopted By The Government In 2013 Followed On Discussion By The EITI Concept In 2006

In 2013 the Government of Papua New Guinea started promoting transparency and accountability in the country’s mining and petroleum value chain.

Maintain Transparency

Promoting transparency and accountability

Stakeholder Engagement

Engaging with governments, civil society, and the private sector

Outcomes & Impact

Achieving Positive impact on economic growth

Structure

Secretariat Staff

Lucas Alkan

Head of Secretariat

Mr. Lucas Alkan was appointed as Head of the PNGEITI National Secretariat by the PNGEITI Multi-stakeholder Group (MSG) in 2015. Mr Alkan has been responsible for establishing the National Secretariat Office and has been supporting the MSG in implementing the EITI in Papua New Guinea. Mr Alkan manages the day to day operations of the Secretariat office and liaises closely with the MSG, development partners, donors, the EITI International Secretariat and other stakeholders on EITI implementation activities.

Prior to joining the PNGEITI National Secretariat, Mr Alkan served the PNG Department of Treasury for 16 years as the Assistant Secretary for Fiscal Policy in the Economic Policy Division. He also served the World Bank in Washington DC, USA for 2 years as an Advisor to the Executive Director for East Asia and the Pacific.

Mr Alkan holders a Master Degree in Public Policy from the University of Tasmania, Australia and a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Papua New Guinea.

 

 

Christopher Tabel

Deputy Head of Secretariat

Mr. Christopher Tabel was appointed as Deputy Head of Secretariat by the PNGEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group in September 2019. He joined the Secretariat in 2016 as the Communications Specialist responsible for managing and coordinating external and internal communications for the Secretariat and the MSG.

Prior to joining the Secretariat, Mr Tabel had work experiences in various roles in the government, resource industry and the civil society. His recent employment was with the Kokoda Initiative as the Communications Officer. He also worked with FHI360 as Strategic Behaviour Change Communications officer, New Crest Mining Ltd Lihir Operations and did his cadet journalist training with The National and The Sunday Chronicle newspapers.

Mr Tabel holds a Bachelor Degree in Communication Arts from the Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea.

Mr. Christopher Tabel was appointed as Deputy Head of Secretariat by the PNGEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group in September 2019. He joined the Secretariat in 2016 as the Communications Specialist responsible for managing and coordinating external and internal communications for the Secretariat and the MSG.

Sarita Peai

Policy Technical Officer

Ms. Sarita Peai is the Technical Officer with the PNGEITI National Secretariat. She joined the Secretariat in September 2020. Ms. Peai is responsible for coordinating and overseeing country validation activities, EITI International Secretariat missions, trainings and workshops, and ensuring that validation outcomes and recommendations are acted upon. She is also responsible to work closely with other relevant government Departments, Agencies, Development partners and Donors on any structural, policy and legislative reforms arising from EITI report recommendations or from validation outcomes.

Prior to joining the Secretariat Ms. Peai worked with the Department of Treasury for more than 4 years.  Before that, Ms. Peai worked briefly with the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology.

Ms. Peai holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management – Strategic Management major from the University of Papua New Guinea. 

Francis Diakon

Procurement Officer

Mr. Francis Diakon is the Procurement Officer with the PNGEITI National Secretariat. Prior to joining the Secretariat in 2016, he worked with the PNG Department of Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs and the PNG Department of Education as a Procurement Officer. At the Secretariat, Mr Diakon coordinates and oversees the procuring of PNGEITI Annual Reports and other EITI commissioned projects. He manages service contracts and procures goods and services consistent with the PNG Government Procurement Guidelines and Tendering process. 

Mr Diakon holds a Bachelor Degree in Education from the Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea. 

Oliver Maingu

Stakeholder Engagement
& Outreach Coordinator

Mr. Oliver Maingu is the Stakeholder Engagement & Outreach Coordinator with the PNGEITI National Secretariat. Mr. Maingu joined the Secretariat in June 2019. He is responsible for implementing and developing effective outreach engagement programs with stakeholders and members of the PNGEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group. He is also responsible for implementing general awareness programs to other stakeholders such as the landowner groups, public and private entities, tertiary institutions and the general public.

Prior to joining the Secretariat, Mr. Maingu served the National Volunteer Services (NVS) for the last 6 years as the Acting Program Manager – Community Liaison and Awareness Program. He also served the Department of Commerce and Industry as a Project Officer with the Cooperative Societies Unit.

Mr. Maingu holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Honours Degree in Political Science from the University of Papua New Guinea.

Naomi Ainie Puipui

Finance and Administrative Officer

Mrs Naomi Ainie Puipui is the Finance and Administrative Officer with the PNGEITI National Secretariat. She joined the Secretariat in February 2020 and is responsible for managing and overseeing Finance, Payroll and administration matters, including day to day office functions. 

Prior to joining the Secretariat, Mrs Puipui served for over 12 years with several organizations performing various roles. The Department of Treasury as Administration Officer under Macroeconomic Policy Division, Mineral Resources Authority as Executive Assistant attached to Development Coordination Division and Hebou Constructions as Personal Assistant / Procurement Officer in the Civil Engineering Department.

Mrs. Puipui holds a Diploma in Business Studies from the Divine Word University,  and an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from IEA College of Tafe

Sonia Kenu Becks

Media Content Writer

Mrs. Becks has had work experiences with non-governmental organisations in the field of Communication, Public Relations and Marketing. Prior to joining the Secretariat, she worked briefly with Buk bilong Pikinini. Before that she worked with Cheshire disability Services PNG, which she served four years. Prior to joining Cheshire, she worked with the National newspaper as a Reporter (journalist).   

Mrs. Becks holds a Bachelor Degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) from the Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea.

Our History (Timeline)

2006

Scoping Study Conducted

A scoping study was conducted to determine the feasibility of PNG joining the EITI. The study identified that PNG was already implementing some of the initiatives required under the EITI at the national level, although it was not an EITI member country. However, the study also highlighted that implementing EITI would greatly increase the transparency and accountability of extractive industries revenues to the national government and redistribution to the provincial and local level governments.

YEAR 2006

2011

NEC Decision No. 47/2011 endorsed for the establishment of a State Working Group (SWG)

In 2011, based on the findings of the scoping study, NEC Decision No. 47/2011 endorsed for the establishment of a State Working Group (SWG) to assess the advantages and disadvantages of signing up to the EITI standard. In particular, the SWG was tasked to further investigate the possibility of implementing the EITI in PNG and report back to NEC with a detailed work plan for endorsement. As a result, the SWG engaged with major extractive industry participants and civil society organizations to gauge their views. A key recommendation by the SWG to Cabinet after consultations with stakeholders was to implement EITI and approved for the establishment of a Multi Stakeholder Group (MSG) to develop a detailed work plan for EITI implementation in the country.

YEAR 2011

2013

In 2013, NEC Decision No. 90/2013 approved for PNG to sign up to the EITI and endorsed the minister responsible for Treasury matters to lead its implementation

The Treasurer made public announcement on behalf of the Government that PNG would sign up to the EITI and eventually submitted its application for candidacy at the end of 2013. During the same time the PNGEITI MSG signed the MSG Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that established a platform for collaborative efforts by these stakeholders to bring about revenue transparency and accountability to the extractive industry.

YEAR 2013

YEAR 2014

In 2014 the EITI International Board made a decision to accept PNG as an EITI candidate country.

In 2014 the EITI International Board made a decision to accept PNG as an EITI candidate country.

YEAR 2014

2015

The PNGEITI National Secretariat was therefore established in 2015

The PNGEITI National Secretariat was therefore established in 2015 to support MSG administratively and has been operating out of the Department of Treasury since then.

2015

YEAR 2018

Papua New Guinea undergone its first country validation in 2018.

Papua New Guinea undergone its first country validation in 2018.

2018

New Office, CA

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