Ministry of Women Sign MOU with SUNGO to Deliver Governance Training for 51 Districts


The Ministry of Women Community and Social Development (MWCSD) and Samoa Umbrella for Non-Government Organization (SUNGO) will join services to provide locally based training for the 51 District Councils.

The partnership was sealed with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday, 11th of January 2024.

The partnership is valued at $200,180 tala for a period of 12 months.

The partnership will allow the Ministry to provide financial support under the NGO Capacity Support Program funds for the FY23/24.

The primary objective of this partnership agreement is for SUNGO to develop good governance training modules for the purpose of training District Council members to assist them in managing their responsibilities and to enhance good governance on managing the District Development Program in their own communities.

This agreement will contribute to achieving Outcome 1: Improved Social Development and Outcome 2: Diversified and Sustainable Economy of the Pathway for the Development of Samoa (PDS).

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The agreement with SUNGO also underscores a continuous commitment to advancing good governance practices and community well-being to uphold principles of accountability, gender equality, and environmental consciousness.

SUNGO is the umbrella body for NGOs in Samoa and has the capacity to provide training opportunities, information, advocacy and research to support community organisations. The agreement signifies a long-term partnership for the Ministry and SUNGO in promoting good governance principles and practice in our communities through the District Development Program.

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