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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…

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,”…

40 PACIFIC CSOs ENGAGE IN REGIONAL POLICY SUBMISSIONS AT PIANGO MEET

(Suva, Fiji) – Traditional governance, quality and affordable education, youth and women and were some of the key issues raised to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat from the Pacific Regional CSO Forum in Suva today. The issues raised by more than 40 CSO reps from over 10 countries in the Pacific region were discussed with…

PACIFIC CSOs TO MEET AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY WEEK IN FIJI

 Over 50 regional civil society actors will converge in Suva, Fiji ahead of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) to discuss regional development aid effectiveness and its link to the acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals. ICSW 2017 dubbed the Olympic gathering of CSOs is the world’s biggest gathering of civil society leaders and will…

PACIFIC CSOs TO MEET AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY WEEK IN FIJI

Over 50 regional civil society actors will converge in Suva, Fiji ahead of the International Civil Society Week to discuss regional development aid effectiveness and its link to the acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals. Convened by the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), the Pacific Regional CSO Forum is expected to have participants…

VANGO acknowledges PIANGO support for new board

(Port Villa, Vanuatu) ─ The Vanuatu Non-Governmental organisation (VANGO) Chairman Lai Sakita has acknowledged the Pacific Islands Association of Non–Governmental organisation (PIANGO) support towards his newly elected board. Lai Sakita is a veteran civil society activist and is not new to the role, he has already served six terms in the VANGO office. “We are…

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…

MP SPEAKS TO CSO NEXT GEN LEADERS ON PARTNERSHIPS FOR SDGS

  Fijian member of parliament, Mosese Bulitavu today assured a group of civil society leaders that he will continue to highlight the sector’s key role in supporting and monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Fiji. Speaking at the Pacific Islands Association of NGO’s Next Generation Leadership breakfast on SDGs, Bulitavu said the…

Tongan NGO head calls for national forum on dissolution

RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL  (5:03 pm, 6 September 2017) http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/pacific/338829/tongan-ngo-head-calls-for-national-forum-on-dissolution A prominent NGO head in Tonga has called for a national forum on the events of the past week. Drew Havea is Chair of the Civil Society Forum, the National Leadership Development Forum and National Youth Congress. Mr Havea is also former Board Chair of…

Improved CSO-Government Relations Demonstrated at Forum Leaders Meeting: PIANGO

(8 September, 2017) Suva, Fiji – Multi-stakeholder partnerships that enable the effective participation of civil society in development are not only possible, but have already begun in the Pacific. This, according to the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga was demonstrated at this week’s 48th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders meeting…