Talofa Lava respected friends!
The end of 2020 is in sight and for some, it could not exit fast enough. This has been a challenging year for us all in so many ways. Covid-19 has changed everything and we are experiencing a global shock together. This is an historic moment that provides us with an opportunity to reflect on life’s priorities and create a more just, equitable and sustainable future for all.
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) gains inspiration from Pacific Islanders and Indigenous peoples at times like this. We have witnessed our wise friends rise to the challenges of colonization, globalization, climate change, and yes pandemics.
“we are not sinking, we are fighting” – Mikaele Maiava
Indigenous and Pacific Island Peoples are the Earth’s first guardians. Guided by the dual responsibilities to steward oral history and teachings, while ensuring they are passed to future generations as guidance on how to live sustainably and in balance. This collective wisdom and balanced approach demonstrates resilience in action.
In the year of our 45th Anniversary, PPP is delighted to be expanding and revisioning the Pacific Resilience Fund in response to the multilayered challenges of climate change and COVID-19. We have now assembled a Pacific Advisory Committee (PAC) to pilot this community grassroots responsive grant program. And we will soon be announcing details on this timely program, the PAC advisors, initial grantees and their essential community programs.
In this edition of Pacific Currents, we are thrilled to be sharing the work of our key Pacific partners, a report on our recent One Wave Gathering program and in-depth articles on “Food Security in the South Pacific” and on the “Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Children in the South Pacific”.
We are also happy to announce our first ever fully virtual AGM on December 10th at 5:30 p.m. PST. Please join us virtually to learn more about our work, and if you wish to vote please be sure you renew your annual contribution! Register HERE
With all the world’s major changes, it’s more important than ever to honour our bonds, strengthen our foundations, take delight in the little things and take action where we can. You can make a huge difference. Please continue your allyship and make a generous year-end donation towards PPP’s work today on this Giving Tuesday!
With your contribution, we have a chance to acknowledge and invest in Pacific resilience, with a goal to ultimately build back better!
Muavae & April