The Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (PNG NRI) launched its Strategic Plan 2021-2030 and Corporate Plan 2021-23 today.

The two documents were officially launched by the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Sports Hon. Wesley Raminai, MP.

PNG NRI Council Acting Chairman Mr. Wilson Thompson says the plans are important in driving the Council’s vision to advance the Institute.

“It is vital to state that the success of the plan does not depend only on what the Institute has and does but also on how we work with our stakeholders,” he stated, adding that the PNG NRI Council acknowledges the anticipated collaborations with the stakeholders.

PNG NRI Acting Director Dr. Osborne Sanida acknowledged the role of Hon. Minister Raminai and his Ministry and Department in driving the vision of the importance of research and decision-making.

He also acknowledged and thanked the PNG NRI Council Chairman and members for the oversight and strategic direction it provides and all stakeholders (government institutions, private sector, NGOs, development partners and the media).

“I acknowledge my staff who will be at the forefront driving and implementing the activities to achieve the goals and objectives of the two plans.”

Both documents will be made accessible on the Insitute’s website.


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Dr. Osborne Sanida
PNG NRI Acting Director


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