Dialogue on Samoan electoral system essential for voters

May 22 2017- The Samoa electoral system will be the main topic of discussion at the “Democracy and Development in Samoa: the Role of Elections” national conference that commenced today  at the Tusitala Hotel in Apia. Samoa Electoral Commissioner Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio will present on the Review of Electoral Boundaries while Gatoloai Tili Afamasaga, a member ...
Date: May 22, 2017

Drew Havea receives Global Citizen Award

  May 16 2017-   The Pacific Leadership Program congratulates Drew Havea on his nomination for the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) 2017 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award. Drew serves as Chairperson for two of our major partners in Tonga-  the Tonga National Leadership Development Forum (TNLDF),  Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) and is ...
Date: May 15, 2017

National Conference on Democracy and Development in Samoa

May 9 2017- The Samoa Office of the Electoral Commission in collaboration with the  supported Samoa National Leadership Development Forum (SNLDF) is hosting a national Conference on “Democracy and Development in Samoa: The Role of Elections”. The objective of the event is to hold robust dialogue and raise awareness about Samoa’s development issues and challenges. There ...
Date: May 8, 2017

Initiative changing one village at a time

April 26, 2017- Mary Kevu recalls the days before the ‘Simbo for Change- Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative as  a constant struggle for Simbo women to earn money and support their families. Women sold copra, megapode eggs and fresh produce at the Gizo Market a two and half hour boat trip from home, often leaving their ...
Date: April 26, 2017

Women taking charge on Simbo- Robert Kipling

April 24 2017- Robert Kipling is the husband of the Madegugusu Women’s Association (MWA) President- Inda Kipling. He has been involved in the Simbo for Change Initiative since it was established and more so when Inda took office in 2016. “Ever since my wife got involved and took up leadership a year ago, I have ...
Date: April 25, 2017