About the Program

The Pacific Leadership Program (PLP) is a regional initiative of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that recognises the pivotal role of leadership in development. PLP builds, applies and shares knowledge on developmental leadership (i.e. individuals, organisations and other stakeholders working together on inclusive policy and institutional change for the public good).

PLP’s work is structured around the following results streams:

  • Building a body of knowledge on developmental leadership in the Pacific;
  • Supporting collective action by Pacific island leaders;
  • Enabling and achieving policy and institutional change;
  • Delivering high quality and influential communication to inform policy and practice.

PLP commenced in 2008 and is in Phase 3. An Advisory Panel of influential Pacific islanders guides the program. PLP works at the regional level, including with regional organisations, and nationally and sub-nationally in Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.