Government through the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Solomon Islands National Council of Women (SINCW).
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace Mr Justus Denni said “The signing of this MoU is both another milestone and a significant moment for all women institutions and peacebuilders under the governing responsibility of SINCW in Solomon Islands”.
He added ministry understand that there are challenges the council has gone through, however with the MoU it would provide a platform that the ministry and the council can work toward addressing those challenges.
And one of it is, it will deliver direct and meaningful peacebuilding programme based initiatives and development that are women oriented for women of Solomon Islands, he explained.
The PS said Ministry is optimistic that the signing of the MoU will bring resilience for SINCW to properly placed SINCW to navigate peacebuilding developments that are matters to the women of Solomon Islands through its nation- wide network.
He highlighted SINCW has contributed and has been leading lots of significant initiative and break-throughs including peacebuilding development that are specifically related to women in the country.
“What we have now witnessed today is a living testimony of my ministry faith in the Council to advocate for the importance of peacebuilding development for the women of Solomon Islands”.
PS Denni said the MoU is selectively based on agreed principles of mutual partnership, cooperation and our joint roles and responsibilities relating to peacebuilding development for women in Solomon Islands.
He said “Through the signing of this MoU, my ministry can now invest its strategic goals that are specifically relevant to peacebuilding development for women in Solomon Islands through the SINCW own governance”.
Meanwhile President of SINCW Casper Fa’asala thanked the Ministry for the MoU signed with SINCW.
He said the signing shows ministry commitment towards the council, added the MoU would pave a way and partnership that would enriched women in the country to become peace builder.
Mr Fa’asala assured that Solomon Islands National Council of Women through the MoU partnership signed will work closely with the ministry to provide and deliver peacebuilding programs and activities through women in the country.
Source: MNURP Press