Papua New Guinea Women Candidates Training Strategy
2nd Round - Candidate & Campaign Manager Overflow Training Workshop
Port Moresby | 26-29 March 2012
CDI conducted a four-day training workshop for intending candidates and their campaign managers as part of the Papua New Guinea Women Candidates Training Strategy (WCTS). The workshop was held at the Sivarai Namona Pastoral Centre at Bomana, Port Moresby, with candidates from all Papua New Guinea regions participating. The Strategy is a joint initiative between CDI and PNG’s Office for the Development of Women (ODW, an agency within the Department for Community Development). In addition, regional CSO partners have been engaged to assist in the identification of suitable participants and handling local logistics.
The workshop was led by CDI Associate, Dr Norm Kelly, and facilitated by PNG trainers Erigeri Singin, Steven Gari and Aga Irish. The workshop was attended by 43 participants, including 23 intending candidates. The workshop covered the fundamentals of campaigning, including: developing and delivering a message; creating a campaign team structure, plan, and timetable; fundraising and budget management; public speaking; Limited Preferential Voting and electoral laws; and the roles of an MP.
The final stage of the Strategy for these participants was a series of Progress Checks held in mid-April prior to the issuing of the writs for the election. These progress checks were an opportunity for candidate-campaign manager teams to have their revised campaign plans and budgets assessed, and to engage in further, more individualised training.
Click on the links below for all the materials and details of this 2nd round overflow training workshop, along with links to reporting on 1st round regional training workshops, the 3rd Round progress checks, and the preceeding foundational WCTS workshops and WCTS support announcement from the Australian Prime Minister: