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Former Head of the Women’s Division and Director of the Office of Home Affairs (Papua New Guinea)
After completing a Masters in Social Planning and Development at University of Queensland, Ms Jane Kesno undertook a range of community development and research work with NGOs, private sector and international agencies. From 1985 to 2000 she worked in the PNG public service, culminating in her appointment as Head of the Women’s Division and Director of the Office of Home Affairs (now elevated to the Department of Community Development) in 1999. Ms Kesno joined the PNG-Australia Law and Justice Sector Program as Gender and Lead Adviser for Cross Cutting Issues. She left this role to contest in the 2012 elections for the Namatanai District.