Representatives from Silae Vanua Market Vendors, Northern Ward of Port Vila City Council of Women, Nakor Alam Youth Association, Young Women for Change and FALE Vanuatu Coordinator Selicia Ronolea


FALE Vanuatu recently conducted a highly successful Accountability Workshop with five sub-grantees: Silae Vanua Market Vendors Association, Port Vila City Council of Women, Vanuatu Foresters Association, Vanuatu Young Women for Change, and Nakor Alam Youth Association.

The workshop, held on November 6, 2023, aimed to strengthen the capabilities of grassroots organizations and address gaps identified in the OCAT assessment by Human Capacity Development International.

Key workshop highlights included:

• Clear Proposal Writing: Emphasizing the importance of crafting clear and effective project proposals to engage external partners and funders.

• S.M.A.R.T Approach: Encouraging projects to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound for improved outcomes.

• Financial Tracking: Addressing vital aspects of financial tracking and reporting for better accountability.

Mrs. Jane Iatika, President of the Port Vila City Council of Women, expressed her enthusiasm, saying, “Port Vila City Council of Women wetem Northern Ward Council of Women’s Executive I glad tumas blong tekpat long workshop ia from hemi kam blong capacity buildem work blong olgeta long graon insaed long komiuniti.”

FALE Vanuatu is a key component of Start Network and PIANGO’s Facility Aiding Locally-Led Engagement (FALE) Pacific.

Their mission is to strengthen local actors in crisis response and resource management while playing a pivotal role in coordinating humanitarian efforts, as recognised by local legislation.

The broader FALE Pacific network encompasses the first six National FALEs in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu. These National FALEs are actively engaged in strengthening existing National Liaison Units and coordinating humanitarian efforts, with local legislative recognition.

FALE Vanuatu extends its sincere appreciation to FALE Pacific and the Vitol Foundation Grant for their invaluable partnership and financial support. The event was made possible with the support of Kikaz Canteen Catering. FALE Vanuatu aims to collaborate with more Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) in the future to further empower grassroots initiatives.