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PNG conservation group wants active community engagement

PNG conservation group wants active community engagement

Updated 5 June 2012, 9:56 AEST

For today's women's segment we are talking about World Environment Day celebrated today. As part of the celebrations, a Papua New Guinean woman leader is in Melbourne on a sustainable development program as a guest of the IWDA.

Elizabeth Tongne, Executive Director of Wide Bay Conservation Association has been working with farmers in a remote village called Klampun in PNG's East New Britain Province.

Elizabeth comes from a family of subsistence farmers who are traditional environmentalists who have continuously sustained their lives through their relationship with the land.

A teacher by profession, Elizabeth initiated Wide Bay Conservation Association to facilitate peoples' thinking about active engagement in development and environmental sustainability.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Elizabeth Tongne, Executive Director of Wide Bay Conservation Association in PNG

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Geraldine Coutts

Geraldine Coutts

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Geraldine is a respected voice on issues in the Pacific and is the presenter of our morning Pacific Beat  program.

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