The application of an action research methodology suited to Pacific Island communities and that is to critically examine, address issues and take ownership of their own learning is how PIANGO is approaching and rethinking the Development Paradigm in the region.
PIANGO is looking at influencing policy advocacy through action research. This approach is taking a critical perspective; a Pacific perspective from the people, articulating a paradigm informed by the people, by our spirituality, culture and identity, acknowledging local knowledge and understanding of our own context to advocate for policy change.
To facilitate critical thinking and influence a paradigm shift, PIANGO will facilitate the development of a development toolkit for use at the local community level to identifying common issues at both national and regional level.
The key objective is the development of a framework for a ToolKit on Building Resilient Communities, adopting a bottoms-up approach to issues and actions from the local level. The tool kit can be tailored to suit different issues context and to be used by the communities for their understanding and developing their own strategies.
Building the body of evidence around issues to influence policy
PIANGO will facilitate the development of a development toolkit for use at the local community level to facilitate critical thinking and shifting paradigms and identifying common issues at both national and regional level.
Enhance the translation of policy into local and regional context
PIANGO will continue to facilitate a process of rethinking development by engaging local expertise plat-form as a think tank for Pacific experts and thinkers to conceptualise and translate policies to enhance participation at local level for a pacific future. This will be abroad based alliance of civil society groups with a strong interesting regional matters including churches, NGOs, academics, to stimulate, enable and support dialogue, build capacity, create competence, transformation, reconciliation and region-building.
The platform will identify Pacific expertise and stakeholders who will cooperate as associates to provide and offer services to the CSO sector in: strategic strengthening of institutions and organising of synergies; consulting in management of dialogue and transformations; dialogue events, promote and progress rethinking initiatives.
- To adequately resource and enhance capacity of PIANGO secretariat to engage in regional policy dialogue processes on behalf of its constituencies
- to strengthen capacity of PIANGO members and their partners in target capacity of PIANGO members and their partners in target countries of 3 subregions in policy dialogue