Twinning Program with Papua New Guinea
Our twinning program with the Ombudsman Commission of Papua New Guinea (OCPNG) started in 2006 and has continued to benefit both our organisations through a number of activities. The objective of the twinning relationship is set out in the memorandum of agreement between our two organisations which states:
Our objective is the development of a mutually beneficial relationship to enhance ombudsman functions to include strengthening support systems, staff skills, staff knowledge and other areas that may arise in the course of the relationship.
The activities for each year are planned by a monitoring and evaluation team that meets each December in Port Moresby. Activities normally include long and short term placements of staff in each other's offices, holding or developing training, and delegations of senior officers.
This publication brings together the presentations made at the Law Enforcement and Defence Complaint Handling Workshop held in Port Moresby on 18 September 2007. Presentations were made to the workshop by representatives from key Papua New Guinea and Australian public sector agencies. Together, the presentations, considered a range of models for liaison between the Ombudsman and government agencies, particularly defence and policing agencies.
Other Australian support programs for good governance may be found on the Development Gateway website.