14102080_10210239655486275_628671438_nNuku’alofa Tonga, August 23- PLP staff are currently conducting a five-day Management Accounting for NGOs (Mango) training for Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development (Pacific Women) and UN Women grant recipients in Tonga. The five-day training aims to provide financial management training to non-finance managers and finance officers. This will assist them to integrate good financial management systems and manage and control financial resources more efficiently and effectively.

PLP’s Finance and Operations Manager, Shradha Sharma, and Finance and Administration Officer, Roshni Chand, both Mango certified trainers, are delivering the program. They are being assisted by Cynthia Ramirez, Finance and Administration Manager for the Pacific Women Support Unit. The training is funded by jointly funded by Pacific Women, UN Women and PLP.

The 15 participants include representatives from the Tonga National Centre for Women and Children, Talitha Project, Women & Children Crisis Centre, The Ma’a Fafine mo e Famili, and Ministry of Internal Affairs (Women Affairs Division).

Also at the training are PLP partners True Tonga Incorporated, Tonga National Youth Council and Naunau ‘o e ‘Alamaite Tonga Association (NATA) – the National Disabled Person’s Organisation of Tonga.

Pacific Women is a 10 year $320 million program. Pacific Women supports 14 Pacific countries to meet the commitments made in the 2012 Pacific Island Forum Leaders’ Gender Equality Declaration and will work with Pacific governments, civil society organisations, the private sector, and multilateral, regional and United Nations agencies to achieve its intended outcomes. The Pacific Women Support Unit and PLP are managed by Cardno on behalf of the Australian Government.

For more information about Pacific Women visit : http://www.pacificwomen.org/
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