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Research on Education as a Catalyst for Community Economies in Morobe province

Port Moresby

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Port Moresby
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Sustainable Growth and Growth hacking
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-07


Mission and objectives

Morobe Development Foundation Inc. is a leading Community based Group base in Lae Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea who has the vision to help young people reach their full potential by utilizing their hidden talents in community development initiatives so they can realize their potentail and become a role model in the community. MDF was established to address a broader and more diverse range of objectives and work through the use of dance, music and drama, MDF’s primary aim is to ensure that women participate equally in decision making in any project undertaken, including projects related to Ending Violence against Women, and promoting Human Rights with a aim to support the Government and UN their Development Goals. MDF in collaboration with the United Nations Volunteering Program (UNVP) has also undertaken various scientific research studies related to the environment - forest cover loss, land use land cover change, the influence of various parameters on surface waters, and coastal shoreline turtle habitat loss. These projects included the participation of various experts and researchers from diverse fields across various countries across the globe - ranging from marine biology, biodiversity conservation, PNG community management, remote sensing, and land use policy among various others. MDF is managed by a management committee, which is made up of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman, Secretary, the Treasurer, the Project Coordinator, Community Development Officer, and a male and female member of the foundation, and ensures that women participate equally in decision making. We at MDF assert that we have the required skill sets, knowledge, established international network, and the necessary foundational work to undertake projects successfully.


The community economy is an important part of socio-economic development and a cornerstone of the community's livelihood. Education, in the community economy, plays an important role too. Only through the development of education can we promote the development of talents, which in turn will lead to the development of all aspects of economic construction. MDF, with its multi-approaches in projects and research in contributing to the community development and SDGs, is conducting research on this, and to that end seeks the support of Online Volunteers in preparing the research proposal. This assignment is based on the study of community economy and aims to investigate the role of education. It also highlights specific approaches and new attempts to develop education in the development of human resources and the revitalization of regional economic approaches.

Task description

We are seeking the support of Online Volunteers to support in writing a research proposal focusing on how education plays the role in driving the economy of a community. This research proposal is approximately 3000 words and will consist of the following sections: - introduction, - literature review, - the main part of the programme or plan, and - recommendations or ideas.

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