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Saturday, 28 June 2014

UNITECH SRC Nominated for UNESCO Prize for Non-Violence and Tolerance.

(We hope to hear soon whether the SRC has won this prize. Meanwhile, the world is taking notice that our UNITECH students are contributing to civil society in a peaceful manner in PNG. AS)

Dear Dr. Ora Renagi,

Herewith we wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 13 June 2014 by which you transmitted to us your nomination of the Unitech Students Representative Council for the 2014 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence, which has been endorsed by the Secretary General of the Papua New Guinea National Commission for UNESCO. We would also like to acknowledge receipt of two letters of support as well as additional documents attached.

The Unitech Students Representative Council has been included in the list of candidates that will be duly transmitted to the international jury for consideration. The jury will formulate recommendations, on the basis of which UNESCO’s Director-General will take the final decision concerning the laureate(s) of the 2014 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize.

We greatly appreciate your valuable contribution to the Prize and thank you sincerely for your support of this project.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

With warmest wishes,

Secretariat of the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the
Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence

UNITECH UPDATE 1 (29 June 2014)

At the appreciation ceremony organised by the SRC on 9 May we presented our new management team to the community, consisting of Dr. Ora Renagi DVC, Dr. Augustine Moshi (PVC Academic), Dr. Kaul Gena (PVC Administration, and myself as Vice-Chancellor. This is an update for all about on what we have been doing in the 7 weeks since.

Dr. Kaul Gena (PVC Administration) Dr. Ora Renagi (DVC) and Dr. Augustine Moshi (PVC Academic)

In the administrative field, we found many neglected issues to deal with. We are streamlining procurement procedures and maintenance contracts, and expect to achieve considerable savings. We have capability now to import materials ourselves and in the coming months we expect to procure consumables and also expect some containers with donations from Australia.