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 […]

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CSO Humanitarian Support to Fijian Communities Acknowledged

National Disaster Management Office Director,Anare Leweniqila (in garland) with participants of the CSO Review Meeting in Suva yesterday

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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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