“The issues addressed throughout this inquiry need to be emphasized on, taken back to the parliament, discussed and generate solutions. GBV has plagued our society for many years now, we need to take ownership and improve our efforts. This inquiry has provided a platform where our opinions from the provincial to the district levels were heard at a national level,” said Ms. Kenny.
Ms. Kenny stated that there is hope now to curb GBV related issues in the community adding that the next step is to host a similar inquiry at the provincial or regional level outside of Port Moresby.
“Now they are addressing the issue at the national level, which is great, but I believe for real improvement we should target provincial or regional levels. This way, we identify the underlying and varying issues that exist in each area - when it comes to fighting GBV - and come up with some kind of structure that involves coordination, from all levels of Government.”
UNDP, along with all UN agencies in Papua New Guinea, remain strongly and proudly committed to eliminating all forms of gender, sexual and family violence.
"My family is my motivation": Nouata Inara
Nouata Inara is a dedicated member of the UNDP Papua New Guinea team, serving as Registry Clerk. Photo: Seru Kepa/UNDP in Papua New Guinea
Without the support of Nouata Inara, and others that work behind the scenes at UNDP, the smooth day-to-day operation of the Country Office would be difficult to achieve. Mr Inara is a dedicated member of the UNDP Papua New Guinea team, serving as the Registry Clerk.
He has various responsibilities and his duties include managing the Country Office's registry, oversighting asset inventories and managing office supplies.
“Logging in on my laptop to check my emails is the first thing I do when I come into the office, most requests for specific services are sent via email - mainly to assist staff with their inhouse needs,” he said.
Mr Inara is always ready to help and fulfills his duties with enthusiasm and a smile. He says the positive attitude towards his work is due to his family.
“My parents are my greatest role models, being subsistence farmers, they have worked all their lives to survive and sustain us. They have instilled the same work ethic in me and have always pushed me to work, emphasizing its significance and benefits,” said Mr Inara.
“Providing for my family is my constant motivation, they are the main reason behind my drive. I do this for them, so it is important to me that I am here every day so I can support them.”
On the job for seven years now, in his time Mr Inara has witnessed firsthand UNDP's contribution to development in the country.
“Compared to the early stages, I think UNDP contributions and support to the country have grown immensely. It is evident that we are really achieving some traction in terms of bringing development to the country for the people. I am truly happy about this,” he said.
“Our programme teams have been influential in working diligently towards the Sustainable Development Goals through projects, workshops, trainings, summits, forums and various other initiatives that have generated awareness, built capacity and enabled growth for the people and communities in Papua New Guinea.”
Mr. Inara grew up in Karekodobu village located in Kwikila, in Rigo District, Central Province. This is where he completed his early education before relocating to Port Moresby to finish his studies, where he now resides.
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