Network Kokoda is a not-for-profit public company founded by the Hon. Charlie Lynn to honour the legacy of our Kokoda Veterans and the PNG wartime carriers.
The use of the word “Network” in “Network Kokoda” is intentional.
It highlights the value of a network, a village, a tribe in undertaking the projects of the group (that are intended to honour the legacy of Papua New Guineans and World War 2 Kokoda veterans alike).
The organisation subscribes to the principles developed by the PNG Department of Community Development which, according to former Minister, Dame Carol Kidu, is based on local communities working together to develop sustainable initiatives which generate income to invest in their future.
Our purpose is to protect PNG and Australia’s shared wartime heritage along the Kokoda Trail and in other significant places through:
Promoting education opportunities for communities along the Kokoda Trail through the development and establishment of educational capacity-building programs and scholarships in partnership with the PNG Government.
Health & Well-being
Contributing to the health and well-being of village communities through the design and implementation of sustainable programs focussed on health services and facilities, village agriculture, aquaculture and training.
Conducting fund-raising activities, including grants, donations and benefactors, in support of these objectives.
MEET THE HON.
CHARLIE LYNN OL
For 25 years, Charlie has led trekkers across the 130 kilometre Kokoda Trail.
He established Network Kokoda as a not-for-profit charity to support his workers, their families and the villagers who live and work along the Kokoda Trail through sustainable initiatives.
Board of Directors
DIRECTOR & COMPANY SECRETARY
Local communities working together to develop sustainable initiatives
Network Kokoda is registered in Australia and Papua New Guinea.