Dr Eric Kwa is the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea, a position he has held since October 2011. He was formerly the Associate Professor of Law at the University of Papua New Guinea Law School and Dean of that School. He is from Siassi Island in the Morobe Province. He is a lawyer, appearing before all courts in Papua New Guinea. Dr Kwa holds a PhD in Environmental Law from Auckland University; an LLM from Wollongong University and a LLB from the University of Papua New Guinea. He has published widely in the fields of PNG Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law; Constitutional Law; and Local Government Law, including Constitutional Law of Papua New Guinea (2001, Law Book Co), Natural Resources Law of Papua New Guinea (2001, Law Book Co) and, with the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission, the book Decentralisation for an Integrated, Strong and Prosperous Papua New Guinea. He is currently working on the PNG Legal Dictionary. Dr Kwa has been recognised for his advocacy for women’s rights and is a member and advisor to many NGO boards and government committees. Eric Kwa participated in the second Melbourne Forum in 2017.