Name: Paul Hukahu
Organisation: Practical Education and Gender Support (PEGS)-PNG
Country: Papua New Guinea
I have a B.A. Economics (Business Studies) and have also undergone short term courses in eco-tourism, community planning and development and eco-region and conservation planning. After 10 years community development experience in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring community based conservation and development projects in PNG I am now the Director of PEGS-PNG a regsitered NGO in PNG that is dealing with various social and economic projects. I am also the Programme Assistant with UNDP Small Grants Programme in PNG. In addition, I have worked with different international and national NGOs/organisations in achieving sustainable development in rural communities. My professional interests lie in the areas of research, monitoring and development of conservation and development projects that ensure sustainable success with least negative impact on the environment, the people, their culture and livelihoods. Examples of my publications are: Johnson. A., Bino. R., Hukahu. P., Igag, P. (1999). Measuring our Success: One team’s experience in monitoring the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area Project, Papua New Guinea. Biodiversity Support Program, Washington, D.C. Johnson. A., Igag, P., Bino. R., Hukahu. P. (2002). Community-based Conservation Area Management in Papua New Guinea: Adapting to Changing Policy and Practice. In: Buck, L.E., Geisler, C.C., Schelhas, J., Wollenberg, E. (Eds.). Biological Diversity: Balancing Interests Through Adaptive Collaborative Management. CRC Press.