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9 07, 2019

Ocean governance for sustainability

2019-07-09T11:31:47+12:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, PANG|Tags: , , , |

By MAUREEN PENJUELI, Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) [The following article was first published in the Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019 report.] Global powers and Pacific Island nations are racing to divide up the ocean's resources using the narratives of Blue Economy and Blue Growth to justify their exploitation. Technology advances make once-unfeasible seafloor

31 05, 2019

What are the policy underpinnings of ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment’?

2019-05-31T10:50:01+12:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, PANG, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Opinion by Maureen Penjueli, the coordinator of the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), presented at the Pacific Women Regional Learning Forum on Women’s Economic Empowerment on 30 May 2019. As part of PANG’s critique of economic rational, we are interested in origins of key policy drivers, frameworks, ideologies for Women’s Economic Empowerment to

1 03, 2019

PIANGO: Ensure disability inclusion and ownership in humanitarian responses

2019-04-04T10:34:19+12:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , |

There is a need to build meaningful relationships and create enabling spaces that gain the trust of people living with disabilities. Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) Research and Policy Officer Josaia Osborne in his presentation at the 6th Pacific Regional Conference on Disability (Conference programme | Word doc) in Nadi, Fiji said a

27 02, 2019

The role of faith communities as agents of social change in ending violence against women

2019-02-27T15:52:29+12:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , |

The General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC),  Reverend JAMES BHAGWAN delivered a message from the Christian faith perspective on ending violence against women, at the high-level launch of the European Union and United Nations Spotlight Initiative in Apia, Samoa on 26 February 2019. Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: This is not a

2 10, 2018

Pacific NGOs strengthen governance with UN regional anti-corruption project

2018-10-15T14:39:00+12:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , |

Pacific regional non-government organisations are benefiting from a new partnership between the Pacific Regional NGO Alliance (PRNGO) and the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project to strengthen governance within NGOs. PRNGO and UN-PRAC recently undertook a workshop in Suva, Fiji with PRNGO representatives to provide recommendations on updating and strengthening governance in PRNGO’s 14-year-old

15 09, 2018

The implications for a Pacific Blue Economy and the vital role of civil society organisations

2018-10-15T15:52:46+12:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society|Tags: , , , |

By JAMES SLOAN* Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have legal rights to and within enormous ocean areas. These legal rights are, to a large extent, provided by operation of international law and are codified in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention (LOSC). The LOSC is often referred to as a

18 08, 2018

CSO Consultations – 2018 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting

2018-10-01T12:16:34+12:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, News from Polynesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: |

A speech by Baklai Temengil-Chilton, Palau's Minister for Sport and Community and Cultural Affairs, and Secretary General of Palau National Olympic Committee welcoming Civil Society Organisations representatives in Palau for the 2018 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting. This will be the second year that CSOs, together with their private sector counterparts, will have a joint

6 08, 2018

Disaster Management And Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review – August 2018

2018-10-01T12:16:35+12:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pacific Civil Society, Pasifika Rising News|

Local Communities and Integration: Connections for Effective National DRR and Humanitarian Response  JULY 31 –AUGUST 1 2018. Moana Anglican Services and Teaching Centre (MAST), DesVouex Rd, Suva City, Central, Fiji Outcome Statement ; 6th August 2018 Local Communities and Integration: Connections for Effective National DRR and Humanitarian Response At

23 02, 2018

Pacific Regional NGOs (PRNGO) Alliance planning retreat

2018-10-01T12:16:36+12:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pasifika Rising News|

Members of the Pacific Regional NGOs (PRNGO) Alliance met for a two-day planning retreat at the Lagoon from 21-23 February 2018. Discussions centred around finalising a strategic plan for the network as well as a key influencing issue the members could take forward together. Attending the meeting were Setareki Macanawai, chief executive of Pacific

3 12, 2017

Eminent Speakers A Drawcard For 800 International CSP Actors At Fiji Meet

2018-10-01T12:16:38+12:00December 3rd, 2017|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, News from Polynesia, Pasifika Rising News, Vatu Mauri Consortium|

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

29 11, 2017

40 Pacific CSOs Engage In Regional Policy Submissions At Meet

2018-10-01T12:16:38+12:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, Pasifika Rising News|

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

8 09, 2017

Civil Society & Private Sector Joint Press Conference at 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting

2018-10-01T12:16:38+12:00September 8th, 2017|Categories: News from Melanesia, News from Micronesia, News from Pacific Regional NGO (PRNGO) Alliance, News from Polynesia, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: |

The 48th PIF Leaders Meeting took place from 4-8 September 2017, in Apia, Samoa. The gathering will include: the Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting (4 September); the Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting (5 September); the Official Opening of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum (5 September); the Forum Leaders Dialogue with Civil Society Organisations and Private