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Disaster Management and Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review

JULY 31 –AUGUST 1 2018 Moana Anglican Services and Teaching Centre (MAST), DesVouex Rd, Suva, Fiji  OUTCOME STATEMENT: 6th August 2018 Local Communities and Integration: Connections for Effective National DRR and Humanitarian Response At the conclusion of the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review Meeting on August 1st 2018, over 45 civil society representatives…

CSO Humanitarian Support to Fijian Communities Acknowledged

Suva, Fiji —- Civil society’s role in preparing and responding to Fijian communities during disasters is appreciated. These sentiments were expressed by the National Disaster Management Office director, Anare Leweniqila as he opened the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review Meeting in Suva early yesterday. “I would like to acknowledge and appreciate the great…

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

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…

Humanitarian System Needs Reform

Suva – The humanitarian system needs to be reformed so that it strengthens local leadership and community resilience says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga who will be representing PIANGO at next week’s World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul says she hopes that localization of aid would be prioritised as a summit outcome….

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…

PIANGO’s OUTLOOK FOR 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…

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

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…

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…

WEST PAPUA GROUNDSWELL NOT DAMPENED BY PNG REFUSAL OF ENTRY: PIANGO

Suva  – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s (PIFS) award will support Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Ms Emele Duituturaga was shocked to learn that Papua New Guinea (PNG) had not allowed West Papuan campaigner, Octovianus Mote to enter the country last Sunday (29 May, 2016). Ms Duituturaga was…

West Papau Groundswell Not Dampened By PNG Refusal of Entry: PIANGO

Suva  – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s (PIFS) award will support Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Ms Emele Duituturaga was shocked to learn that Papua New Guinea (PNG) had not allowed West Papuan campaigner, Octovianus Mote to enter the country last Sunday (29 May, 2016). Ms Duituturaga was…