- Thematic areas
- Provide effective and efﬁcient support services to the sector
- Strengthen intra/inter agency co-ordination, planning, communication systems, policies and processes
- Improve intra/inter sector communication
- Develop a strong Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Framework
- Effective and efﬁ cient intra/inter sector processes, policies and systems in place
- Better co-ordinated and wellsupported TAC sector moving in one progressive direction and properly aligned to the Government’s Vision 2050, DSP 2010-2030, and MTDP 2011-2015
- Current and reliable online presence established
- Assist with enhancing and strengthening capacity of the sector agencies through appropriate and specialised training programmes in-country and overseas, and through technical assistance and upskilling of personnel
- Facilitate the effective utilisation of bilateral and multilateral co-operation agreements that provide for developing capacity of the TAC Sector
- A highly skilled workforce is a prominent characteristic of the TAC Sector
- The effective utilisation of bilateral and multilateral cooperation agreements and arrangements reaping optimal beneﬁ ts for the TAC sector
- Strengthened TAC sector agencies contributing effectively to sustainable national development
- Develop a Sector Plan Framework (SPF) to guide the work of the sector, investments, ﬁnancial and human resources and interventions
- Incorporate an M&FW to review and report on the implementation of the SPF
- Incorporate an M&E Framework to the TAC Sector are made within a structured framework and a coherent sector plan
- Largest employer and signiﬁ cant contributor to the PNG economy in the renewable resources sector
- Prominence of the arts and culture in the country and PNG society evident
‘ OTAC’s primary function is to effect a well-planned, better-coordinated and adequately resourced TAC sector. Capacity building will be enhanced and strengthened to enable the sector to contribute signiﬁcantly to sustainable national development.’
The Ofﬁce of Tourism, Arts and Culture (OTAC) was established in 2009 as per NEC Dec. No. 37/2009, and its mandate as per NEC Dec. No. 94/2010.
A centre of excellence delivering the best and most effective and efﬁcient business support services to the tourism, arts and culture sector, that is recognised nationally and internationally.
To provide strategic leadership as the sector coordinating agency for the tourism, arts and culture sector in strengthening coordination and communication within the sector. To establish an effective sector capacity-building and institutional-strengthening programme for the sector.
To coordinate the planning, resourcing, implementation, and monitoring of the Sector Plan 2014-2018 in partnership with the sector agencies, namely the National Cultural Commission (NCC), the National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG) and the PNG Tourism Authority (PNGTPA) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
OTAC is the sector co-ordinating agency for the tourism, arts and culture sector since June 2013.
Under the expanded mandate, OTAC’s activities are categorised under three thematic areas.