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Samoa Umbrella for Non-Government Organisations (SUNGO)

The Samoa Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organisations (SUNGO), was established in 1997 to support and strengthen the network of non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Samoa, and to serve as a focal point for information sharing and communication both nationally and internationally.
SUNGO acts as an advocate to provide input into Government policy and legislation from NGOs, civil society and community based-organisation (CBOs) on issues they face. Its establishment was part of a region-wide initiative to develop a network of NGOs, to assist in implementing regional assistance and projects. It also serves as a Naitonal Liaison Unit (NLU) for the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) and is represented on the PIANGO Executive Committee.


Date of Establishment:

07-Nov, 1997

Purpose of Organization:

To serve as the Umbrella Organisation for NGOs and Civil Societies of Samoa, and effectively represent interests of its members at national, regional and international levels

GEF/SGP involvement:

No, we have only involved with the decision making body but not the implementation of environment projects under the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRE) and UNDP. The years of experience of focal areas above stated the number of years SUNGO been involved with the steering committees under the MNRE and UNDP.

Experience:

During the period 2009 -2011, SUNGO managed an EU funded project to deliver training to Samoa communities to manage their independent water supplies. Training was delivered to 27 schemes in both Upolu and Savaii island. This was undertaken in conjunction with the Ministries of Women and Social Development, Health, and Natural Resources.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Samoa

Contact Details
Street Address:
SUNGO
Corner Atone Rd and Fasa Street,
Vaitele Tai

Zip Code:
Box 1858
City/Town:
Apia
Country:
Samoa
Telephone No.:
+685-24322 +685-22804
Website:
http://www.sungo.ws
Organization founded:
Nov-07-1997

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Conflict Resolution, Water, Capacity Building
  • Deforestation
  • Environmental and Development Issues
  • International Waters
  • Land Degradation
  • Ozone Layer Depletion
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Sustainable Development
  • Training and Education
  • Others
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Mr Lemusu Taviuni Fonoti Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Chief Executive Officer
    Street Address:
    SUNGO
    Atone Rd Junction, Vaitele Tai
    Zip Code:
    Box 1858
    City/Town:
    Apia
    Email:
    ceosungo.ws


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