MOROBE PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION
Division of Community
Telephone: (675) 473 1702,
Facsimile: (675) 472 5915
The Division of Community Development
is one of the nine Divisions under the Morobe Provincial Administrations. The Division implements the Community Development
Program which includes:
- Provision of Counseling services to welfare clients, including individuals
- Preparation of court documents for affiliation, maintenance cases, adoptions and child custody cases
- Promoting awareness and advocacy programs on social issues including rights of the child, and women’s
- Promote gender equality through awareness workshops.
- Registration of births, deaths and marriages.
- Promote community learning centers as focal points for community learning, includes general community development
- Promote disabled activities through the Babafic Trust
- Promote awareness and training on
good governance for all community leaders, including women, youth and ward councilors.
- Promotion of youth activities.
Building for Community Development Officers.
The approved staff ceiling is 9, with staff on strength at 5.
There are 4 vacancies yet to be filled. There is one Community Development officer per district. The Division
is small compared to the other Divisions under the Administration, although the demand in workload is high.
Division is now focused on implementation of the National Integrated Community Development Policy which is aimed at strengthening
communities and enhancing community accessibility to learning and development opportunities which is consistent
to the theme of the 5 year Development Plan of the Province,
“Transforming lives and communities”. The Integrated
Policy is promoting Community Learning and Development Centers as a focal point for learning and
development programs of the communities.
|Photo 1: Land Located to build Community Learning and Development Centre
This is one of the examples of piece of land (Photo 1) that is set aside by the people of Tamigidu village, of Nawae
District in the Morobe Province to build Community Learning Centre, to accomplish one of our core program.
2: This House Boy is used for community meetings, church meetings and is the central information and meeting place for any
communal activities in Tamigidu.
| Photo 2: This House Boy is used for community meetings
The idea of a central meeting place for communities already exists in some wards and villages in the Province. This type of
building shows a typical traditional “haus Boi” where certain cultural practices are used and applied,
however the proposed community development learning centers will be more gender balanced for all members of the
community to use to promote peaceful, productive and innovative communities.
The Division will be working
with other sectors such as Education, Health, Agriculture, Commerce and others to bring information and awareness on their
programs to the communities.
The Division also networks with other partners such as NGOS; Community based organizations,
and churches in community development activities to help communities helping themselves.
For more information
on the Division, contact Amet Fongenmale on 4731701 and Geibob Keputong on 4731703 specifically for Registration of birth,
deaths and Marriages.