Ok Tedi Development Foundation

Ok Tedi Development Foundation is the legal entity that manages community development benefits from Ok Tedi mine operations on behalf of the 100,000 river residents living in 156 villages throughout Western Province.

Trading as Ok Tedi Fly River Development Program (OTFRDP) since 2010, the entity is a dynamic, rapidly expanding organisation that delivers projects and programs to communities through a unique partnership between mining, the people and the government. OTFRDP is mandated to ensure wise and sustainable use of the wealth created from mining operations for the future generations. That is something OTDF takes very seriously.

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OTDF is guided by a Board that includes four Associate Directors that represent each of the three community partner regions and a women’s representative. The Associate Directors ensure the development decisions of our community partner regions are heard. The community comprises a strong women’s representation from the eight Women Community Trusts living within the river communities.

The State’s Mineral Policy and Geo-Hazard Management Department, the PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd and the Ok Tedi Mining Ltd have partnered with OTDF for the benefit of all the river communities.

The OTDF team is made up of more than 70 employees both fulltime and contractors from varying ethnic groups within Papua New Guinea coming together to deliver much-needed help to the people of Western Province.

Our Vision: To ensure self sustainability and improve the quality of life of all Western Province communities.

Our Mission: Committed to best practice and wise management of funds and programs with emphasis on accountability, transparency, performance and equal participation in order to realise the development aspirations of our community partners.

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