Diwai Pacific Limited

header 02Our Vision is to serve society through the provision of consultancy, project management, training and research services in the Pacific region.

Our Mission is to achieve our vision by focusing on our core business to further learning, growth and sustainable social and economic development.

With its close connection to DWU and its affiliates, DPL is able to draw on the capability of academic staff who are well regarded leaders in their respective fields. DPL’s experts have been involved in development projects in PNG and the Pacific.

DPL consultants are actively involved in applied research and have experience in socio-economic studies throughout PNG and the Pacific. Researchers apply accepted best practice methods, have access to the latest information, and produce quality reports that offer relevant and realistic information and strategies. DPL draws on the expertise of the DWU Academic Faculties to design training programs that are tailored to the client’s requirements. In addition DPL encourages client involvement and consultation in the design stages of the training programs.

DPL currently employs three full-time staff in its Madang office. Extensive use is further made of a network of specialists and experts in the fields of education, health, information technology, business, tourism & hospitality, and community development. In this regard we draw on our skilled network of DWU academic and administrative staff and affiliates in PNG and overseas that are utilised (if and where required) in the undertaking of consulting assignments. DPL has access to quality training and conference facilities particularly at DWU campuses in Madang and Port Moresby.

Profile Information

Our Experience
Diwai Pacific can draw upon extensive experience in the following services:

Consultancy

Consultancy
Diwai Pacific consultants successfully carried out the following consultancy services for clients.

National Researcher and Consultant for the Mining for Sustainable Development Programme for Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG), Mapping of mining awards process(es) and producing a risk assessment report – (October 2016 – August2017)

Land Investigation, Social Mapping, and Livelihood Planning, Consultation, Training, Report Writing and Workshop Facilitation for the Kapit Resettlement Action Plan: Land Tenure Security and Livelihood Restoration Program for Newcrest Mining Limited, Lihir, January 2016 – July2016

University of Southern Queensland Audit Review of Academic Board, November2016

Develop Guidance Note on Diversity and Equity for the Tertiary Education QualityStandard Agency (TEQSA) February – July2016Human Resource Management Handbook Review with Catholic Bishops Conference,2016

English Proficiency Assessment for Ramu Nico (MCC), 2015 –present

Evaluation of Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) PNG In-Country Awards,2014

Project Management

Project Management

Diwai Pacific Limited has successful project management experience across a range of sectors. These include the following:

Financial Management of the Australian Aid Development Research Award, “Water and Sanitation Markets in the Pacific”: Understanding Demand and Fostering Sustainable WASH Marketplaces and Water Aid-IWC Civil Society WASH Fund: Improving hygiene behavioursin

PNG. Lead delivery of community research components in PNG, using research tools designed by the research team. Undertaken by Divine Word University for the International Water Center of Brisbane, Australia, August 2015 – May 2016

Financial Management of the Christiansen Blind Mission funding to Divine Word University to support the Training of Physiotherapists program, 2013 –Present

Financial Management Services for DWU – PNG Incentive Fund Undergraduate Student Dormitories,2011-2012

Financial Management Services to Tabubil General Hospital,2012

Component 2, Training of Rural Laboratory Assistants (2011) and Medical Laboratory Assistants (sponsored by GFATM in 2011 and self-sponsor in2012).

Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) Volunteers, Port Moresby (2011) The Pioneers of Medical Laboratory Assistants training graduating after completing the 6 months course program at DWU, Madang (2011)

                                                                              

Training

Training

Diwai Pacific consultants delivered the following training workshops for our clients.

District Health Managers Training for NDoH, RHFMT Project, November2017

Video Editing Training for Communications Unit, National Research Institute, March,2017

Fish Stock Population Training for National Fisheries Agency, January 2017, January2018

Communications Training for Exxon Mobil Partners,2016

Facilitation of the Diploma in Education Management Training for NDoE, 2015-2017

Medical Laboratory Assistants Training, with Divine Word University, 2011 –2016

Rural Health Facility Management Training for NDoH, (SHP, EHP, Enga, Morobe, WNB, Milne Bay, AROB and ESP) 2014 –Present
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Research

Research

Divine Word University through Diwai Pacific Limited has managed to successfully carry out the following research projects for our clients jointly as well as independently over the years.

National Researcher and Consultant for the Mining for Sustainable Development Programme for Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG), Mapping of mining awards process(es) and producing a risk assessment report – (October 2016 – August2017)

Land Investigation, Social Mapping, and Livelihood Planning, Consultation, Training, Report Writing and Workshop Facilitation for the Kapit Resettlement Action Plan: Land Tenure Security and Livelihood Restoration Program for Newcrest Mining Limited, Lihir, January 2016 – July2016

The PNG National Education System – Capacity Needs Analysis and Capacity Development Plan (2012).

Use of Action Research for Gender Equity Initiatives in the Abau District of PNG, April – November2015

 

Staff Profile

Other staff of Diwai Pacific Limited includes:

  • Tabitha Marokiki – Project Coordinator

 

Postgraduate and Research Centre

The Research and Post Graduate Studies Division is located in the Postgraduate and Research Center (PGRC). The Center houses both full time and part time research and higher degrees’ students, the Vice President Research and Higher Degrees, the Deputy Vice President for Research, Vice President Quality Assurance, Faculty Research Coordinators, DWU adjunct and visiting professors when they are on campus.

In this fully air-conditioned centre, doctoral students have access to a computer each in the Mosley Moramoro Lab. This is where higher degree students spend much of their time reading and writing, cornerstones to developing scholarship.

Students also share all amenities and resources with staff in the building.

For further information regarding research and postgraduate studies, Please contact the Executive Officer by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone 424 1830 (EXT 830)

Staff and Contact:

PGRC Staff



Subcategories

Since the 2011 Academic Audit by AUQA, Divine Word University has advanced its research profile in significant ways. The Office of Vice President, Research and Postgraduate Studies (VPRPS) was created in late 2011 followed by the subsequent appointment of the VPRPS in early 2012. The VPRPS is responsible for ensuring quality leadership and management of two core academic activities; Research and Postgraduate Studies, the latter, is inclusive of master and doctoral programs. Whereas all formal research activities are aligned to the DWU Research Plan 2011-2016, our postgraduate studies operate within the Regulations that Guide Research Higher Degree Programs.

The Research Plan, derived from the DWU Strategic Plan 2006–2016, is intended to drive the triple mission of DWU; the acquisition of knowledge (the mission of research), the transmission of knowledge (the mission of teaching), and the application of knowledge (the mission of community engagement). Faculties have begun and will continue to be active participants in the plan as they measure their performances against the key research performance indicators.

Regarding postgraduate studies, except for the Doctor of Philosophy Program, which is offered both full and part time, all other postgraduate masters programs are offered through flexible learning. As the university expands to meet the demands of higher education in PNG, some of these postgraduate masters programs will be offered either on full time basis, online, or through blended learning. For now, the demand to study part-time whilst remaining connected to the workforce, workplace environment, and the social support and security of family, determines the nature of our postgraduate masters programs at DWU. This can pose various challenges, including, that of sustaining quality postgraduate programs in a changing higher education landscape in PNG.

Dr Maretta Kula-Semos (PhD)