The Staff

Colati Osborne

s  Colati Osborne has worked with PIANGO for the  past 6 years as Finance Officer since 2011. She is responsible for the management of accounts and completion of PIANGO Audit reports from 2010 to 2015. Previously, she had a long career of 30 years (1977 – 2007) in the Fiji Civil Service working in the Finance...

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Laitia Tamata

Laitia Tamata has been engaged in regional and global development issues for over 30years. He started as a Fiji Civil Servant in 1980 before he was engaged in international peace keeping and humanitarian work with the UN in Lebanon and the Multinational Forces and Observers in Sinai Egypt from 1984 to 1996.  Laitia graduated with...

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Sushil Patel

 Sushil Patel is the Communications Officer at PIANGO. His role includes policy analysis and policy advocacy linked to community issues.  He is responsible for the production of the PIANGO magazine – Pacific 2030, and managing social media for PIANGO. This includes searching, collating and sharing information related to PIANGO’s work on facebook and through twitter. Sushil...

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Kelera Bativou

 Kelera Bativou is the Project Assistant Officer at the PIANGO Secretariat. Her role is very important as she works with all sections in the Secretariat.  This includes logistics support for Programmes, administration support to Executive Director and Finance support to Finance department. She has over 10 years of working experience in statutory bodies and non-government organisations....

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Emele Duituturaga

Emele Duituturaga is PIANGO’s Executive Director commencing from 2009 to date. In this role, she has been instrumental in PIANGO’s re-emergence as a regional and global civil society development actor. She was one of the founding Global Co-Chairs of the newly formed CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) based in the Philippines. She is also...

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Akmal Ali

 Akmal Ali is a Special Projects Officer for the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO). Akmal’s current major projects include piloting of a code of minimum standards for CSOs in Fiji, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Guam, Samoa and Tonga. He also coordinates the Pacific Students’ network which comprises of umbrella student bodies...

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Ekta Singh

Ekta Singh is the Finance and Projects officer at the PIANGO Secretariat. In addition to her Finance duties, she is currently assisting in the Self Determination and Decolonization project which she finds really interesting as this project works towards assisting Pacific CSOs to effectively articulate self-determination and lobby for decolonization in the Pacific which includes...

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