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Republic of Fiji President applauds CSOs and calls on united effort to address climate change

 FIJI is grateful to the world’s civil society leaders and activists for their support of the Pacific region’s efforts to address climate change, said Fiji President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote. And, he urged civil society to continue to assist in what is likely humanity’s biggest challenge. “We cannot afford to fail in our mission,”…

EMINENT SPEAKERS A DRAWCARD FOR 800 INTERNATIONAL CSO ACTORS AT FIJI MEET

Fiji’s president, Retired Major General Jioji Konrote and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta will feature in the official opening of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2017 this afternoon at Lami’s Novotel Hotel. Tagged by civil society pundits as the biggest gathering of civil society actors in the world and hosted locally by the Pacific…

Pacific Week of Agriculture Conference, Port Villa- Vanuatu 16th – 18th October 2017

PIFON and PIANGO organised and hosted a 3-day event to coincide with the Pacific Week of Agriculture, held in Port Vila, Vanuatu from October 16 through October 20, 2016. The first day focused on Pacific Women in Agriculture and the second day focused on “The Role of Farmer Organisations in Climate Change Adaptation”. The 3rd…

PACIFIC CSOs NEED TO UNDERSTAND POLICY INFLUENCING

Port Villa, Vanuatu – Civil societies in the Pacific are very diverse, ranging from local faith-organisations to climate change group, farmers organisations and women’s cooperatives. Civil society has evolved significantly with international organisations actively exhibiting an energetic voice in promoting climate change, gender equality and humanitarian response. At the local level, however, CSOs often face…

Pacific Women in Agriculture acknowledged for their contribution

Port Villa, Vanuatu- Women farmer leaders and other partners were part of an inaugural meeting of the Pacific Women in Agriculture Forum yesterday – focused around the theme “Inspire, Innovate, Impower”. The forum heard that while women and girls are most vulnerable during natural disasters, their voices are seldom heard at community, national, regional and…

Pacific Women in Agriculture issue a strong outcome statement

Port Villa, Vanuatu -Over 50 women and men farmer leaders, partners and stakeholders from ten Pacific Islands gathered for the inaugural Pacific Women in Agriculture Forum in Port Villa yesterday. The one-day workshop organized to support Pacific women in agriculture ended with an outcome statement, which is attached in full detail. The outcome statement called…

Pacific farmers and PIANGO collaborate on Pacific Agriculture Week

Photo Credit: Radio New Zealand (Suva, Fiji) ─ The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental organisations (PIANGO) and the Pacific Islands Farmers Organisation (PIFON) have collaborated to organise workshops during the upcoming Pacific Agriculture Week in Vanuatu. The workshops will be held at Owen Hall in Port Vila from 16-18 October, 2017. PIFON Coordinator Kyle Stice…

PIANGO Leads CSO Forum Ahead of PIF Leaders Meeting in Samoa

A team from PIANGO, led by its Board Chairperson, Sarah Thomas Nededog, is currently in Apia, Samoa to participate in consultations ahead of the 48th Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Leaders Meeting which will take place from 4-8 September 2017. The PIF Leaders Meeting will include the Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting taking place on 4…

Pacific values, inclusive development, justice at the heart of Blue Economy, says PIANGO

“A Pacific Blue Economy must embrace human rights at the very heart of the its sustainability agenda, put people at the front and centre of the development paradigm and recognise that improving human wellbeing is the ultimate outcome of development efforts. “As Pacific Islanders and stewards of this blue continent, the Pacific Ocean we call…

The official logo of International Civil Society Week 2017 #ICSW2017 has been launched in Fiji!

PIANGO partnered with the University of the South Pacific (USP) to officially launch the logo at the USP in Suva, Fiji on 4 August, 2017. Speaking at the launch, the USP’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Rajesh Chandra said: “The University of the South Pacific is indeed very pleased to be working with the Pacific Islands Association…