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29 March 2008


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Enjoyed the discussion in ‘The Mail’ between you and Paul Oates. Paul was ambivalent about a 'new ASOPA'. I feel more optimistic than that and, for a start, am not convinced that current PNG leaders might have any animosity towards what ASOPA represented in the past.

After spending many, many years setting-up capacity-building programs around the world, I do appreciate that in-country training is probably the most effective. And I am also very aware that societal change can be very difficult to achieve and manage. It also takes a long time. However, one must start somewhere and I'm optimistic about the 'School of the
Pacific' concept.

In passing, probably the best-ever Australian capacity-development program was the Colombo Plan. I can't think of how many leaders and senior managers from the region benefitted under the plan. I met many in my working life overseas and they still had fond memories of Australia and the study and training opportunities they enjoyed.

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