Joelson Maodina Anere is the senior gender equity and social inclusion officer at the PNG Department of National Planning & Monitoring (DNPM), Papua New Guinea. He attended the Catholic-run Divine Word University (DWU) which was established by the Catholic Church’s Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) based in the Madang Province, PNG. He holds a BA in PNG Studies & International Relations (major in International Relations, and minor in Military, Intelligence, & Strategic Planning). Joelson is a graduate of the Port Moresby National High School located in PNG’s capital, Port Moresby.
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