The population of the National Capital District (NCD) increased rapidly since the independence, and the average population increase attained 6.4% during 1975-90. After 1990, the population increase in the NCD has occurred mainly in "settlements" of various tribal people migrated from all over the Country. The PNG Government now considers the settlement development essential in guiding the urbanization of the Country in general and the capital district in particular.
The Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP) in the settlement areas in NCD is a technical cooperation project of Japan International Cooperation Agency （JICA） implemented with the two counterpart agencies of the PNG Government: the Department for Community Development (DFCD) and the National Capital District Commission NCDC). The Department of National Planning and Rural Development (DNPRD) is also involved in the Project.
The objective of the Project is :
to enhance overall capacity of DFCD and NCDC officials and community leaders for community development.
Main characteristics of the Project are as follows.
The unique approach that has been taken as characterized above is now generally referred to as the ICDP approach.
The Project, started in April 2005, has been implemented initially through March 2007 with the following phasing.
April - August 2005
October 2005 - March 2006
May 2006 - March 2007
Two organizations have been established for the implementation of the Project. The Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) is the joint implementing agency, consisting of officials of DFCD, NCDC and DNPRD, representatives of settlements, and the JICA Consultant Team. The Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), consisting of the DFCD Secretary, the NCDC City Manager, the DNPRD representative, and representatives of related Japanese organizations including JICA itself, supervises and coordinate the operation of project works.
The following nine pilot projects have been formulated and implemented by participatory approach in the Project settlements.
(Kerema, Makana and Morobe blocks)
|Construction and operation of a mini market|
Skill training and micro finance for livelihood and business development
|Erima||Construction of youth workshop|
Skill training for livelihood and business development
|Tete||Construction of a police post and ancillary facilities|
Leadership training for conflict resolution
|Morata 4||Construction of a water supply system with a well, water tank and distribution pipes|
|Momokoura||Improvement of land use arrangement with customary owner|
Construction of pig pens
Livelihood development with pig raising
|Vadavada||Construction of a community hall|
Micro finance for livelihood and business development
|Gorobe||Construction of a community hall|
Skill training for livelihood development
|Savaka-Sabama||Facilitation in ensuring access to water services by Eda Ranu|
Improvement of water supply services
|Joyce Bay||Installation of septic tank toilet system|
Health awareness raising
Groundwater Utilization Project at Morata 4
the Project. The Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) is the joint implementing agency, consisting of officials of DFCD, NCDC and DNPRD, representatives of settlements, and the JICA Consultant Team. The Joint Coordination Committee (JCC), consisting of the DFCD Secretary, the NCDC City Manager, the DNPRD representative, and representatives of related Japanese organizations including JICA itself, supervises and coordinate the operation of project works.
|Implementing Arrangements for Pilot Projects||Design for Community Hall at Vadavada|
Training workshops have been conducted on the following subjects.
In addition, several counterpart personnel have been participating training courses in Japan, and also training programs in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
The ICDP is expected to be extended to other settlements in the NCD and further to settlements in other regions as well, while deepening of the experiences in the original Project settlements is also expected. To effect these extensions, organizational structure of DFCD and NCDC has been reviewed and partly improved. Also, the settlement strategy has been prepared by NCDC, and is expected to become important part of the national urbanization strategy of the PNG Government. An official request for the subsequent phase of the Project has already been submitted by the PNG Government, and favorably endorsed by the Japanese Embassy.
For more information contact:
JICA Integrated Community Development Project Team (JICA ICDP Team)
Department for Community Development
PO Box 7354, Boroko, NCD, Papua New Guinea
Tel/Fax : (675)-325-0119, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org