December 4, 2020

CSO Capacity Strengthening

PIANGO’s approach to capacity strengthening for its national liaison units is characterized by its collaborative process based on feedback and Action Research (Action Research here is defined as a research process which integrates members of the system under study into the research team).

This approach will require PIANGO to work with its NLUs collaboratively from the initial stage of defining the problem, collecting data, analysing the data and developing possible solutions. While PIANGO provides the initial support, the NLUs are encouraged to take full responsibility for implementing the solutions chosen.

PIANGO envisages the approach to the capacity strengthening process is the same for all NLUs although the content of interventions may change depending on the current level of a client’s “capacity” or capability.

CSO capacity on policy engagement and advocacy enhanced

PIANGO will utilize capacity and capability strengthening approach that is collaborative in nature and based on feedback or periodical performance reports. While a significant portion of the funding given to PIANGO for capacity building is geared towards aid effectiveness, policy engagement and advocacy, a practical progress monitoring system is expected to routinely identify areas of need for training.

Key Objectives/Outcomes

  1. PIANGO and (pacific Regional NGO partners networks increase their capacities and competencies and better reflect and respond to their diverse CSO landscape in their communication interactions and co-operations at the country level in the various Pacific Islands
  2. Implement Actual capacity building programmes targetted at the global and regional levels only
  3. A mobile pool of Pacific-based local experts provide technical capacity building support to Pacific CSOs
  4. PIANGO members and partners increase awareness, knowledge and cooperation on self-determination and decolonisation
  5. Capacities and more effective coordination by Pacific CSOs to promote self-determination and focus attention on the decolonisation of Pacific territories including the re-inscription of West Papua
  6. Increase the impact and realise the full potential of IFP to advocate at national, regional and global levels
  7. Increased civil society influence and engaged with Pacific governments in negotiations and lobbying on decolonisation to influence the UN committee agenda by December 2017