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Local and traditional knowledge Needs to Be Acknowledged in Humanitarian Work: PIANGO Tells Geneva Workshop

23rd February 2017

Date: 23 February 2017 Geneva – Humanitarian aid partners must be able to demonstrate their political will and appreciation for traditional knowledge and practices for disaster responses if they are serious about inclusiveness. These sentiments were shared by Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Senior technical Officer, Laitia Tamata at the Agenda for Localisation meeting...

Pacific civil society calls out Australian Ambassador: “Your Government is undermining our future.”

06th February 2017

 An open letter from the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network to the Australian Ambassador for Climate Change, Patrick Suckling.  03/02/2017  SUVA, Fiji Islands  Dear Ambassador,  Time and again, Pacific island leaders have explained that climate change is the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the peoples of the Pacific.  We must...

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORK YOU DO MATTERS: PIANGO TELLS FCOSS VOLUNTEERS

26th January 2017

Date: 26 January 2017 SUVA – The Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS) does great community work even though its often not visible says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) executive director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga made the comments at the end of a weeklong FCOSS staff and volunteers planning in Suva last night. “Congratulations to...

PIANGO’s OUTLOOK FOR 2017

20th January 2017

Date: 20 January 2017 SUVA – Civil societies’ capacities, next generation leadership, community resilience and development effectiveness are expected to be the key priorities of work for the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) in 2017.                 These areas, says PIANGO executive director, Emele Duituturaga may even continue into...

HOLD GOVERNMENTS ACCOUNTABLE FOR SDGs: PIANGO TELLS PACIFIC CSOs

08th December 2016

Date: 9 December 2016 Suva – The interwoven nature of the Sustainable Development Goals should compel governments to work in partnership with civil society organisations says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs  executive director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga made the comments while presenting on the SDGs to the Development Network (DevNet) Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand...

DECOLONISATION FUNDAMENTAL TO PACIFIC SOVEREIGNTY, CSOs TELL GPEDC

01st December 2016

Date: 2 December 2016 Suva – The decolonisation of indigenous peoples in Tahiti, New Caledonia, West Papua, and the American territories is intrinsically tied to the sovereignty of the Pacific region. These and the need to expand the definition of fragility to inculcate climate induced vulnerability as a Pacific specific concern are key issues that...

Indonesia citizen’s support heartens Pacifi NGOs workers

01st December 2016

Date – 2 December 2016 Suva –  Visible support by Indonesian citizens for the halting of violence and oppression of West Papuans demonstrates the increasing public will against the Indonesian government’s continuing rule in the territory. The sentiments were echoed at a joint prayer fellowship of staff of two regional NGOs, the Pacific Islands Association...

PIANGO’s New Strategic Plan: Reshaping the Pacific for Future Generations

19th November 2016

Participants at PIANGO Council Meeting Date: 18 November 2016 Suva – The 8th Council meeting of the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) drew to a close today with the presentation of the organisation’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020.  With the overarching theme “Reshaping the Pacific for our future generations,” the new strategic plan focuses on...

Pacific Civil Society Challenged to Leave No One Behind in Implementing SDG Agenda

17th November 2016

Date: 16 November 2016 Suva – Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been challenged to push for urgent                 action in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); to focus on               sustainable, transformative change and use the SDGs as a framework to...

ACCOUNTABILITY & INCLUSIVITY ARE KEY TO PACIFIC CSO’s DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS

11th November 2016

Date: 11 November 2016 Suva – Accountability and inclusivity are key to Pacific civil society’s development effectiveness says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs chairman, Drew Havea. “As, Pacific civil society sector, we are now called to accelerate our efforts to demonstrate development effectiveness in our body of work. We need to develop positive working relationships...