ABOUT US

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

 

Our purpose is to protect PNG and Australia’s shared wartime heritage along the Kokoda Trail and in other significant places through:​

Education

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.

Fundraising

Conducting fund-raising activities, including grants, donations and benefactors, in support of these objectives.

 

OUR PEOPLE

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

ANDREW TRACY

CHAIR

TOM HAYWARD

DIRECTOR

CHARLIE LYNN 

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

LIEUTENANT COLONEL

KIMBERLEA JUCHNIEWICZ

DIRECTOR

LUCY BROAD

DIRECTOR

DAVID KNAGGS

DIRECTOR & COMPANY SECRETARY

HEATHER CRICHTON

DIRECTOR

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

GERARD MCSPADDEN

DIRECTOR

Local communities working together to develop sustainable initiatives

Network Kokoda is registered in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Network Kokoda has been approved as a Developing Country Relief Fund by the Australia Government.

 

Network Kokoka ABN: 37 137 246 710

​​Call us:

0402 062 144

© 2020 by Network Kokoda 

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