The Ombudsman Commission of Papua New Guinea recently held a series of workshops on probity, ethics and conflict of interest management for its Port Moresby based staff.
The workshops were facilitated by Robert Buchanan, Public Law specialist, under a longstanding twinning program with the Commonwealth Ombudsman's office.
Over 80 staff attended the training workshops over the course of the week, with sessions delivered for junior and management level officers across the operational and corporate areas of the organisation.
Participants workshopped a series of scenarios, discussing practical ways to deal with conflict of interest management issues that can be the subject to Commission investigations or give rise ethical issues within in the workplace.
The workshops form part of the twinning program between the Ombudsman Commission of Papua New Guinea and the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman. The twinning program was established in 2006 for the two organisations to engage in mutual support, engagement and exchange of best practice.