Research | Innovation | Society
Port Moresby | 12-13 December 2017
Research and education across all disciplines are essential to realizing global and national commitments to sustainable development. Knowledge, design and innovation are as important to governance, peace, safety, health and environmental integrity as they are to economic growth and poverty alleviation. As ICT, energy and biotechnologies transform the ways in which people interact, move and work, worldwide, new opportunities are emerging, both to utilise and to protect PNG's unique human and natural endowments. Capitalising on these opportunities will require more though than simply doing more research. At PNG IMPACT, speakers and delegates will consider how research can be designed, coordinated and communicated to deliver more societal benefit. Recognising that no one approach is relevant across all disciplines and issues, case studies will be presented from a diversity of perspectives, with ample time dedicated to dialogue and networking.