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Advancing advocacy for people with disabilities in Tuvalu

  • Amount funded: £9,781
  • Year: 2022
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Locations: Tuvalu
  • Grant stream: Capacity strengthening grants

Fusi Alofa Association (FAA) have ambitious plans for realising disabled persons rights in Tuvalu but organisational development has been incremental and available funding limited.

Project partners
Fusi Alofa Association
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How we are helping

We are supporting FAA to improve internal governance and review and develop a constitution and strategic plan.

About the project

The Foundation’s capacity strengthening grants stream supports smaller Commonwealth civil society organisations in smaller Member States, building
their expertise and enhancing their capacity to influence policy.

FAA’s funding is typically tied to project delivery, so organisational development occurs incrementally. We are supporting FAA with funding that will be dedicated exclusively to organisational capacity development in several core areas. These include:

  • The review and development of the organisation’s constitution
  • The drawing up of a strategic plan
  • Improving internal governance and reviewing policies

It is hoped that these capacity strengthening activities will help the FAA to realise their ambition to become the leading advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in Tuvalu.

Project Partners
Fusi Alofa Association

Fusi Alofa Association’s (FAA) aim is to be the leading advocate on all disability-related issues, and to play the leading role in promoting a receptive and an inclusive environment in Tuvalu. Their goals are lobbying and advocacy, climate change and disaster preparedness, capacity building, disability inclusive development, education for children with disabilities and institutional strengthening.

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