ATp Database Development

December 3rd, 2011

Richard working on the database

David spent 3 days at Atprojects Goroka HQ developing the FileMaker Pro-based ATp Project Manager database. This is a toll for Atp staff to plan and manage all aspecys of development projects they operate. Richard is shown here helping create standard layouts and print forms for managing project data.

Village Projects

October 23rd, 2011

David facilitated a project development/personal skills workshop for PLW-HIVA at the ATprojects training centre. Participants planned a range of self-reliance & income-generating projects they would be able to implement in their villages.


Management Training

October 15th, 2011

David provided a range of day courses for section managemers for the PNG University of Technology in Lae. Reaining ranged from project planning to personal communications and office productivity skills, and introductory and advanced computer applications training. Courses were held at the Library at Unitech campus in Lae.


Disabled Workshop

April 23rd, 2011

David facilitated a knowledge-sharing workshop for Atprojects – participants were disabled persons from the Goroka community. The workshop assisted  persons with a range of disabilities to plan self-reliance projects they wanted to implement. Participants presented their proposed projects with wonderful role-plays at the end of the meeting. Co-facilitator was Rosie Wheen from the sponsors of the workshop, WaterAid Australia.


Bris Kanda Inc. Strategic Planning Workshop

April 20th, 2011

David from Innov8 projects facilitated a Review/Strategic Planning Workshop for Bris Kanda Inc from 18 to 20 April 2011 in Lae. A wide range of persons involved in this development program managed by Bris Kanda and financed by NZ Aid attended this meeting, which was also addressed by Hon. Sasa Zibe, Minister for Health & Member for Huon Gulf Electorate.

Planning session in progress.


ATP Studio

April 15th, 2011

In cooperation with Vudu Productions, a small PNG video/audio production company operated by John Faunt, David assisted in the setting up of a small audio/video production studio for Atprojects in Goroka.


ATprojects Community Consultation

April 13th, 2011

Innov8 Projects facilitated a Knowledge-Sharing Workshop for ATprojects in Goroka on 12/13 April 2011. The workshop was part of a clients consultation process undertaken regularly by ATprojects. Particpants included a wide range of people living with disbailities and their carers, and took steps towards improving their ability to develop & mainatain self-sufficient water and sanitation technologies in their communities.

ATP Workshop Participants


Kiunga Visit

February 17th, 2011

David flew into the remote Suabe Village from Kiunga in Western Province, PNG in Feb 2011. This trip was to assess simple technology projects to promote community development initiatives – in partnership with Atprojects – a community development initiator NGO based in Goroka.

ATprojects visit…

December 1st, 2010

Joe & Silas renovating the Studio.

Innov8 Projects team [Joe Lucas and David] carried out renovations at the ATP Training Centre, converting a small office to a sound-proofed Audio Recording Studio. ATP staff will use this new facility to produce a series of radio programmes on appropriate technologies. Joe worked with ATP carpenters to modify the room as required.

John from Vudu Productions will set up the audio equipment to complete the work shortly.

Steve with new solar cooker.

Goroka Visit…

November 1st, 2010

Travelling along the Okapa road, while visiting the ATprojects assisted Health Centre at Nupuri, some 20 Km outside of Goroka, we passed through a picturesque valley, with many coffee gardens, well-maintained hamlets, many gardens being tended, and sealed roads providing good access. A picture of positive development in a region that generally suffers from a negative image.