Kevin Pamba

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  • Director CIC & Postgraduate Studies Student
  • Community Information Centre (CIC)
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Kevin Pamba is researching into the communication aspects of the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas Project in Hela Province. The working topic for his research is “Communicating with landowners in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project: A Papua New Guinea case study”.

Pamba is approaching the research as a qualitative case study looking at communication among three key stakeholders of the project in Hela Province, namely the State, the developer and the landowners. The study is guided by epistemologies of emancipatory and phenomenology and the theoretical perspectives of participatory development communication, stakeholder theory and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Pamba holds a Master of Arts (MA) in International Communication from Macquarie University in Australia, Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the University of Goroka, PNG and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Papua New Guinea.

He joined the teaching staff of Divine Word University in its Communication Arts Department in January 2000 and now works as the Director of the University’s Community Information Centre while doing the PhD study.

Pamba is a former business editor of The National newspaper, a position that enabled him to engage with the extractive industry, landowners and other stakeholders and visited mining and petroleum project sites around PNG. He also worked for Ok Tedi Mining Ltd’s Public Relations division in Tabubil, Western Province as a university intern for 7.5 months in the mid-1990s.