Currently working as the program leader for the PNG National Research Institute’s Universal Basic Education research program, Dr Devette-Chee was recently appointed by the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPABAE) as its female representative in the South Pacific region.

An appointment which acknowledges her continued effort in advocating equal access to education and adult education in the country and region.

On undertaking her new role, Dr Devette-Chee expressed her gratitude, saying,

“Advocating and creating awareness on education issues is very important and I am thankful for the opportunity to address some of this issues at the international level.”

Dr Devette-Chee also thanked the PNG NRI management for their continued support and encouraged individuals interested in education advocacy to become members of the PNG Education Network (PEAN).

PEAN is also affiliated with the ASPBAE and advocates on basic and adult education policy and key education program issues in Papua New Guinea.