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Welcome to the official website of the Strongim Pipol Strongim Nesen (SPSN) program.

SPSN is funded by the Australian Government and delivered in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea.

The partnership was launched in February 2011 and will contribute to PNG’s Vision 2050 and the National Medium Term Development Plan.

The goal of Strongim Pipol Strongim Nesen is to enable civil society, together with the government and others, to better meet the needs and priorities of all citizens: men, women and children; regardless of race, religion, disability, age, sexuality or educational background.

To work towards this goal, Strongim Pipol Strongim Nesen is supporting groups of citizens and their initiatives in the following high priority areas:

HEALTH (particularly maternal and child health, and HIV and AIDS)

EDUCATION (particularly basic education and non-formal adult education)

(including violence against women and women’s economic empowerment) and

(increasing participation and improving services for people with disabilities).

Supported projects will apply and promote a democratic governance approach to community development.


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For news and updates about SPSN please visit our Blog.
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Or you can find out how Australian Government support is helping to change lives for the better in Papua New Guinea in our fascinating quarterly newsletter:

Toktok Strong!

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In the current edition:

SDA Mission Opens
...... Clinic

I Can Read!

SPSN Staff
...... Take on Studies

I Am Empowered

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If you want to know more about SPSN please contact us or download our informative introductory leaflet:


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This slideshow presents some headline facts and figures about SPSN. You can also view a larger version of this slideshow or download the whole presentation as a pdf (2.2 Megabytes).

The latest from SPSN:

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For more recent news releases please visit our News page which features all of our outputs right back to 2011.
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Find information on many of the projects and initiatives funded by the Australian Government through SPSN in our Funded Projects section.

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SPSN observes the Australian Government
Aid Transparency Charter