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PIANGO board members and Suva-based secretariat with assisting consultant Eckart Garbe.

PIANGO board members and Suva-based secretariat with assisting consultant Eckart Garbe.

PIANGO Secretariat, Suva, FIJI ISLANDS – Rethinking development has become the core focus of a new strategic plan being launched this week by the Pacific’s largest NGO network, PIANGO.

The plan covering 2013-2015, takes its cue from the PIANGO vision of strong, effective civil society leadership working for a compassionate and peaceful Pacific community. It will debut at a special launch event this Thursday evening in Fiji. “Pacific regionalism is at a cross roads and civil society must take up the challenge to lead a ‘rethinking’ agenda to redefine our Pacific for our future generations,” says PIANGO Executive Director Emele Duituturaga. “We are looking at a Pacific world where development leadership and strategy is itself under debate and review – a timely example is the Pacific Plan. It’s timely for PIANGO’s own re-emergence as a regional platform that we take these trends into account in order to remain relevant and responsive to our stakeholders.”

Duituturanga and PIANGO board members from Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands are in a series of ‘think-tank’ talks this week discussing PIANGO’s 2013 work plan, which will go hand in hand with a governance code to help lock in new transparency and accountability measures. –ENDS