Culminating the multi-media campaign currently underway to raise awareness on the Nofotane Project, SVSG and UN Women Fund for Gender Equality will be hosting a Public Forum for our community in Upolu on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Building Sogi, from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Twelve months now since the project was implemented in July 2017, SVSG has completed Phase I, where SVSG village representatives have been trained on advocating for the Nofotane Project in their village communities. Being cultural sensitive, SVSG knew that for the Nofotane Project to be successful, it has to be supported by the village and church leaders.
Phase II of the Nofotane Project is the multi-media campaign and the public forums (1 for Upolu and 1 for Savaii), aim to raise awareness with the general public on the Nofotane Project.
So SVSG and the UN Women FGE call on all members of the public who would like to know more about the Nofotane Project to come join us on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 at the Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi Building, Sogi at 9.00am to hear from speakers including the UN Women Program Coordinator in Samoa, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour, the Women in Business Development Incorporated, the South Pacific Business Development on the relevant parts of the Project.
Information booths will also be set up as well as a display of products from nofotane women who have gone through previous livelihood programs and have set up small businesses of their own.
Phase III will finally see nofotane women trained on livelihood skills for 12 months as part of their economic empowerment. At the end of the program, it is the goal of SVSG that nofotane women of Samoa have improved access to sustainable employment and increased participation in domestic and community matters.
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