Partnerships and Processes
MSP has a ‘People First’ approach that values and embraces the collaborative nature of traditional communities and values people as part of the solution. Women and youth are supported in programs as potential agents for change and development, at the family, community and governance levels. MSP teams have excellent cross cultural skills and are often invited to present on sensitive topics to Christian groups and in conservative and traditional indigenous communities. MSP staff are able to modify and tailor education programs to suit specific target groups. In addition, MSP has a key role to play to prepare and empower communities to both manage and address issues of climate change as they relate to health and population growth.
MSP works in partnership with community groups, governments, institutions and local and regional companies and donors.
MSP has formal agreements with key stakeholders and works in partnership and in coordination with the following:
- Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (Signed in December 2015)
- Ministry of Health Fiji (signed on 30th November 2010 and November 2014)
- Fiji Police Force (Signed in November 2012 and in November 2014)
- Ministry of Social Welfare (June 2014)
- Key United Nations Agencies (UNFPA, UN Women, UN Trust Fund, UNICEF)
- Key Telecommunications Companies, Vodafone, Digicel and TFL (Signed December 2015)
- Sea Mercy (January 2015)
- The Salvation Army (December 2012)
- Aspire Youth Network (February 2013)
- Empower Pacific (March 2013)
- Homes of Hope (May 2013)
- Partners in community development (January 2015)
- Survival Advocacy Network Fiji (SAN FIJI) – (January 2017)
MSP will continue to have formal partnerships across the Pacific building on existing project partnerships.
MSP is a politically neutral organization that works collaboratively with government and non government organizations building consensus and contributing to policy change through dialogue and targeted service provision. MSP formalizes relationships and partnerships to provide reliable and quality services to its clients and beneficiaries.
In 2012, all key CSO health and social service providers operating in Fiji were contacted and followed up to join the VAWG Referral Working group to strengthen coordination in the sector and improve service delivery. Formal arrangements were undertaken with key partners. Discussions are ongoing with key Ministers and Representatives in support of national and regional plans of action. Specifically, to improve the status of women in the Pacific by improving health care, strengthng social services, supporting livelihoods, sustainable economic development and sustainable natural resource management.
MSP is supported financially by the European Union, the United Nations Population Fund, The British High Commission in Fiji, the Australian Government, DFAT, FCDP and DAP. UN partners including the UNTF, UNICEF and UN Women.
In Fiji, MSP is supported by the public groups: Corona Worldwide Suva, the Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset and Rotary Club Suva East and the Rotaract Club of Suva.
MSP is supported by the following corporate partners:
Asaleo Care Libra
Colgate Palmolive Ltd,
Westpac and the Bank of the South Pacific (BSP), Pricewaterhouse Coopers,
Vodafone, Digicel and TFL – assisting on the Child Help Line