U.S. Embassy Congratulates Humphrey Fellowship Recipient

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce Ms. Sophia-Joy Soli, as the successful recipient of the 2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship.

Ms. Soli has been accepted for a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program where she will explore business and supply chain fundamentals for the transport and logistics sector. She will also participate in seminars, workshops and gain practical experience to better understand supply chain policies and regulatory frameworks. This Fellowship will give her the opportunity to experience the American work culture and study at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, beginning in August 2017.

“It is my goal to utilize the professional and academic experience and the relationships built during the year to encourage greater working partnerships between the people, organizations and the Governments of the two countries [the United States and Papua New Guinea] in the area of transport and logistics improvements for PNG,” said Ms. Soli.

“For the community, it is my hope to find meaningful tools that will facilitate the conservation and preservation of Papua New Guinea’s traditional cultural expressions.”

Humphrey Fellows pursue graduate-level study in the United States, build leadership skills, and build mutual cultural understanding with Americans. Because the Humphrey Fellowship does not offer a degree, Humphrey Fellows design and implement individualized programs to acquire career-related knowledge, interact with colleagues and gain professional experience, including arrangements for a six-week professional internship. In addition, Humphrey Fellows may also attend special enrichment activities throughout their program. These activities are excellent opportunities to network with Humphrey Fellows from other countries and to interact with prominent Americans across a range of professional fields.

The prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Program provides future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields. The Fellowship Program also provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas.