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Pacific-wide specialized research centers
- Melanesian and Pacific Studies - University of Papua New Guinea
The Melanesian and Pacific Studies aims to develop and promote the study of Melanesian and Pacific Islands in the University of Papua New Guinea. Its research topics include medicinal plants and indigenous knowledge systems; language loss and shift; governance, crisis and state in PNG; crime in PNG; rights, political representation and violence against women; political growth and socio-economic realities; gendered face of HIV/AIDS; customary land and the global pressures on development.
- Melanesian Institute
The Melanesian Institute (MI) is an ecumenical research, teaching and publishing institute. It is designed to help churches, government and other organisations speak more clearly to the needs of the people in Melanesia. Main areas of research: churches; marriage and family life in PNG; attitudes of PNG youth; problems concerning the land owned by or leased to PNG churches; religious affiliation in Melanesia; sorcery witchcraft and christianity in PNG; inclusive education on disability.
- Motupore Island Research Centre (MIRC)
Motupore Island Research Centre (MIRC) is the University of Papua New Guinea’s dedicated marine and coastal research unit. MIRC strives to build capability and advance knowledge in marine and coastal resource management in PNG and the Western Pacific, through the fostering of local, national and international links; the adoption of multidisciplinary and proactive approaches to problem solving; and the delivery of the highest standard of research and teaching.
- National Research Institute of Papua New Guinea (NRI)
NRI is Papua New Guinea’s leading think tank on public policy and development-related issues and trends. Its research pillars and programs: Wealth Creation Pillar - land research, reducing the cost of living, and economics policy programs; People Pillar - universal basic education, and HIV and public health programs; Institutional Strengthening Pillar - improving governance, community and people, and institutional arrangements programs; Cross Pillar Projects: PNG district and provincial profiles.