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Official statement on good governance and involvement of national federations

WORKING TOGETHER: Different opportunities through workshops, training seminars and programmes are provided for NFs to build their capacity to become self-reliant and sustaining. PHOTO: PNGOC FILE.


The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee acknowledges statements made by Tony Green and respects the right of individuals to express their opinion.

For the term of the current Executive Board, the work of the PNG Olympic Committee has been guided by its Strategic Plan 2016-2020, a public document accessible on the PNG Olympic Committee website which was developed through a consultative process involving input from the National Federations. The Strategic Plan includes a strategic focus on enhancing the capability of NFs, especially in relation to good governance and administration which is fundamental to the effective running of any organisation. 

The PNG Olympic Committee recognises the important role National Federations play for sport in PNG. As members of the PNG Olympic Committee, their views have been consistently sought with regards to key issues. National Federations have been given the opportunity to contribute not only in the development of the PNG Olympic Committee Strategic Plan, but have also been able to express their views through the regular workshops and Annual General Assemblies PNG Olympic Committee holds every year. 

At the end of 2019, PNG Olympic Committee provided NFs with the opportunity to raise any issues they may have through a series of one-on-one meetings. 

As part of the drafting of the new National Sports Policy led by the PNG Sports Foundation, the PNG Olympic Committee coordinated the input of NFs through a focus group workshop, the establishment of a PNG Olympic Committee/NF Working Committee to put together a position paper which was based on the needs of NFs, the sharing of draft versions to NFs for input and the involvement of NF representatives in a final review workshop. 

Support to NFs from the PNG Olympic Committee has come in the form of training courses for administrators and coaches, funding, communications resources and advice. An NF Resource Centre exists in the PNG Olympic Haus where NF representatives and athletes have free internet access and use of computers. The PNG Olympic Committee also recently created an NF Hub using Microsoft 365, which is a personalised online platform for each NF that provides information, resources, training materials and news on activities while also providing each NF with a cloud based data management and storage facility.

NFs are kept up-to-date with latest developments through a weekly email circulation of the NF Bulletin and the fortnightly circulation of the PNGOC e-Newsletter, the Sports Garamut.

PNGOC recognises that there is still a need for NFs to increase their capability and to assist in the achievement of their goals. 

The elections of Board members at upcoming AGA will again provide NFs with an opportunity to have their say on the direction of the PNG Olympic Committee, as well as their involvement in the development of the new PNG Olympic Committee Strategic Plan which will take place later this year.

  At the end of the day, the PNG Olympic Committee will always uphold the principles and values of good governance. 

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