Guam News - Community Events
Micronesia's regional nonprofit sector has been developing over the last four decades with significant growth in the past few years. Nonprofits have become a venue for people from all walks of life to come together to express their love, concerns, and commitment to our community. This important sector has contributed to providing direct services to the most vulnerable; brought joy to those in pain, relief to those in crisis, and enhanced the quality of life through the humanities and arts and cultural preservation efforts. Nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations are often on the front lines of our community working for social, economic and environmental justice by developing partnerships with governments and business.
Strategically, the nonprofit sector must play a role in setting the direction for our Pacific communities to reach our shared goals for sustainable development. Policies and practices around key issues facing our communities need to be closely and critically examined to determine how best the nonprofit sector can serve and invest in our people over the long term. The islands of Micronesia have historically solved communal problems through traditional means and have integrated other cultural practices to address these issues and meet the needs of the present and the future.
The conference will consist of 3 days of workshops, panel discussions, plenary session speakers , with a keynote address by James O’Dea, the charismatic former Washington office Director of Amnesty International and current fellow and former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, his keynote will be titled “Living in the Fire of Change: a Path Towards Community Healing”.
The conference is being sponsored by Assistant Secretary Anthony Babauta of the Office of Insular Areas, and the Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services.
To learn more about Payu-ta and the 2nd Micronesian Non Profit Conference, visit www.payu-ta.org.
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