The PNG Church Partnership Program is an innovative venture of collaboration between seven Christian denominations and AusAID. The program has support and guidance from the Government of Papua New Guinea.
The Churches are a part of daily life for people throughout PNG. In remote rural areas, it is often the Churches who provide essential services in health and education. Building on their long experience in serving local communities, the Churches have come together to share planning, resources and people skills.
The Church Partnership Program aims at enhancing the capacity of the Churches to contribute to PNG development and social stability. The partnership focuses on three key areas:
- Institutional Strengthening of Churches - building the administrative, management, planning and financial capacity of Churches.
- Service Delivery - improving the scope and quality of services in health, education, HIV/AIDS response, water and sanitation, microfinance, adult literacy, and peace building.
- Governance - developing the Churches' governance structures, quality of Church leadership, and ethical management. Enabling the Churches to engage with government on issues of public policy and practice.