Dame Carol Kidu has been described as a ‘visionary reformer’ because of her commitment to transform legislative and policy frameworks for social development in Papua New Guinea communities as they interface with Western society and as the diverse tribal/cultural groups interface in contemporary Papua New Guinea.


She has championed integrated community development policies with a special focus on social justice for marginalised groups.

Dame Carol Kidu’s international experience has included the Pacific representation on the Board of the Commonwealth of Learning; an international advisor on the Board of The Cairns Institute; a member of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law; a regional member of the Pacific Leaders Green Growth initiative; a member of the High Level Taskforce on ICPD 2014 and beyond.

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Dame Carol’s consultancy services include:

  • Community consultation and engagement
  • Facilitation of workshops, forums and consultative meetings
  • Human rights advocacy for disadvantaged and marginalised groups
  • Capacity building and mentoring for reflective leadership
  • Policy development
  • Public speaking