The annual Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival celebrates the importance of the Lake Kutubu in shaping the lives of its local communities.

The Festival is an event that brings in mostly conservation communities to celebrate the importance of these protected areas, their cultures and experiences, share stories and ideas.

The festival is an opportunity to promote sustainable tourism, which hopes to increase socio-economic benefits and capacity building opportunities for local communities from Bosavi, Kutubu, Semberigi, Kikori, Hela, Poroma, Nipa, Margarima and the country since 2010. Sixty percent of them are women and girls.

The even coincides with the PNG Independence celebrations is attended by more than 28 different groups and feature colourful array of amazing traditional singsings, arts or craft and cultural demonstrating, and ends with an inaugural canoe racing on Lake Kutubu.

Visitors includes tourists, representatives of international tour operators from International organisations, PNG Tourism Promotion Authority and representative from key partners working in the region and abroad.

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