The Pacific Girl Inception Workshop was held from 21–25 October 2019 in Suva, Fiji. The week-long workshop comprised the following meetings:
- one-day Girls Pawa Toktok with adolescent girls from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu (22 October 2019)
- two-day Partners Meeting with selected civil society organisation partners from Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu (21–22 October 2019)
- and the Pacific Girl Regional Learning Network meeting (23–25 October 2019).
At the workshop, adolescent girls, Pacific Girl partners and the Pacific Girl team learned about individual country-level projects and how they will contribute to the regional Pacific Girl program. Pacific Girl team members also worked with partners to build their capacity to implement effective projects for adolescent girls and conduct project monitoring.
Find out more about the Inception Workshop: https://pacificwomen.org/news/pacific-girl-october-2019-networking-opportunity/
Find out more about Pacific Girl: https://pacificwomen.org/stories-of-change/what-is-pacific-girl/
Inception Workshop presentations included:
Partners Meeting, 21–22 October:
- Financial Management and Fraud Control: Kevin DeBruyn, Finance and Operation Manager at Pacific Women Support Unit
- Fraud Control Toolkit: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Communications and photography: Sian Rolls, Communications Coordinator at Pacific Women Support Unit
- Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation Planning for Pacific Girl: Nea Harrison, Pacific Girl Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser
Regional Learning Network meeting, 23–25 October
- Cyber Safety Co-design Project with Talitha Project Tonga: Angela Davis and Bonnie Graham, The Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS)
- ‘Unseen and Unsafe: Underinvestment in Ending Violence against Children in the Pacific and Timor-Leste’ Report Presentation: Courtney Innes, Senior Advisor – Child Rights and Protection, Plan International