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TOP ROLE: Fiu Mataese Elisara is the Regional Focal Point for the Pacific to the Global Environment Facility.

TOP ROLE: Fiu Mataese Elisara is the Regional Focal Point for the Pacific to the Global Environment Facility. (Photo: Photographer: Franz Dejon)

The Chief Executive Officer of O le Siosiomaga Society and Vice President of Samoa Umbrella for Non-Government Organizations (S.U.N.G.O.), Fiu Mataese Elisara, has been re-elected by regional civil society representatives to be the Regional Focal Point for the Pacific to the Global Environment Facility.

After an extensive nomination and voting process, Fiu representing O.L.S.S.I. and supported by S.U.N.G.O. was once again elected to represent the voice of C.S.O.s to the G.E.F., after four years of service in the same role. 

He will now serve for another four years

“I am pleased to once again represent the voice of Pacific C.S.O.s to the G.E.F. meetings as part of the G.E.F-C.S.O. Network,” said Fiu who has served in the Network for years.

The G.E.F-C.S.O. Network encourages civil societies to influence policies and actions at all levels to safeguard the global environment and promote sustainable development. 

The network task is strengthen civil society partnership with G.E.F. by enhancing informed participation, contributing to policy development and inspiring local action. 

The Network aims to strengthen the capacity of C.S.O. Members to participate in G.E.F.-Related activities. O.L.S.S.I. is a member of S.U.N.G.O. and we are pleased to declare our continue support in enhancing the role of communal societies.

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