THE PNG-Australia Alumni Association (PNGAAA) held a successful research analysis and report writing workshop for members of its Madang Chapter last Saturday.
The PNGAAA engaged experienced Australian academic and researcher, Dr Jeanette Baird from the PNG Office of Higher Education, to run the workshop for 30 participants at the Divine Word University (DWU) campus.
Dr Baird gave the participants useful insights into the art of research, how to analyse research data and write reports from it.
Several senior academics and experienced researchers from DWU were also on hand to assist in Dr Baird’s presentation. They included the President of the Madang Chapter of PNGAAA and Vice President (Research) of DWU, Associate Professor Maretta Kula-Semos, DWU Vice President (Academic) Professor Pamela Norman and DWU Associate Professor of Education Research, Dr Patricia Paraide.
Dr Kula-Semos said Saturday’s workshop was one of several that the PNGAAA planned for its members around the country for the year to assist them in their professional development.
She said the PNGAAA hopes to hold another workshop on public speaking and presentation for the Madang Chapter later in the year.
The PNGAAA members are Papua New Guineans who have studied in Australian educational institutions either through the Australian government scholarship or other sponsorships over the years.
The PNGAAA membership fee is K75 and those who have studied in Australia but are not financial members are encouraged to pay the fee to participate in and benefit from workshops and other events organised by the association.
Photo: DWU staff and PNGAAA member, Leonie Baptiste (right), receiving her certificate of participation from workshop convener Dr Jeanette Baird