The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (PIANGO) is a regional network of national umbrella NGOs.
It has focal points or coordinating bodies known as National Liaison Unites (NLUs) in 21 Pacific Island countries and non-self-governing countries.
PIANGO was formally established in 1991 to assist NGOs in the Pacific to initiate action, give voice to their concerns and work collaboratively with other development actors for just and sustainable human development.
PIANGO has four areas of strategic focus to guide towards achieving its vision: Sharing Information, Capacity Building, Strengthening Key Relationships and Ensuring Quality Performance.
PIANGO Vision Strong and Effective NGO and Civil Society Sector for a Just and Peaceful Pacific Community
PIANGO exists to enable the Pacific extended family of NGOs to effectively promote and advance the interest and well being of Pacific People. More specifically, PIANGO is a network of Pacific national umbrella NGOs, existing to facilitate communication, provide a common voice at regional and international fora, strengthen Pacific forms of social action, and improve the well being of the communities NGOs serve.
How We Operates as the NGO sector Umbrella Organization for the Pacific and Regulatory arrangements with Pacific Islands
PIANGO only exist because of its members (NLUs)
PIANGO is the only membership NGO in the Pacific Region
PIANGO is accountable to its Board and Members
PIANGO Council 7 Board Members PIANGO Secretariat National Liaison Units
Operation & Regulatory Arrangements with Pacific Islands
PIANGO Council meets every 3 years (Board members of NLUs) Governance Level
Annual Meeting of Executive Directors of NLUs (known as PIMER Consultation) Operational Level
Focal Point of the Pacific Regional NGO Alliance (point of contact and coordination for regional issues and concerns that may affect NGOs)