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 will be a series of presentations, guest speakers and panel discussions on issues about the role of elections in relation to democracy and development in Samoa.
Speakers at the conference include:
Hon. Sili Sala Epa Tuioti
Samoa Minister of Finance
Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio
Samoa Electoral Commissioner
Professor Leasiolagi Malama Meleisa
Director, Centre for Samoan Studies, National University of Samoa
Associate Professor Graham Hassall
Director of Pacific Public Policy, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington
Mr Pita Vuki
Commissioner and Supervisor of Elections, Tonga Electoral Commission
Professor Brij Lal
Former ANU Professor, Pacific History, Culture and Politics
PLP supports SNLDF and other conference co-hosts which include Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Samoa National Youth Council and Leadership Samoa.
For further information such as registration, conference program and other information please contact Vitilevu Simati on firstname.lastname@example.org and +685 24607 or Potoae Roberts-Aiafi on email@example.com and +685 7756622.