Preparations to start services well underway
Since the funding announcement in February and our last email update, the CMC team has been working hard on preparations in order to get the project up and running as soon as possible.
Our CEO Daisy Plana arrived in PNG last month to further progress the preparations, an exciting development. Eight staff have been hired, and training is now underway under the supervision of our Director, Dr Kamalini Lokuge of ANU, and expert advisers. Technical documents are being finalised and working relationships established with key service partners. The aim is to start operations late July/early August.
The Management Committee (or Board) has held its first meetings, including an AGM to elect office bearers. In the AGM, Stephen Howes was named as President, Ume Wainetti as Vice President, Stephanie Copus-Campbell as Treasurer and Serena Sumanop as Secretary. Kamalini Lokuge has been appointed as Director of the CMC in recognition of her foundational role. An auditor was also appointed at the AGM (Kuhaseelan Rajadurai, Principal, Raja & Associates Port Moresby). A Communications and Fundraising Subcommittee has also formed and met and is creating strategies to raise awareness and to ensure the financial sustainability of the project well into the future.
Funding agreements between the Case Management Centre and Oxfam, and between Oxfam and DFAT have been signed.
So even though it has been a while between emails, there has been a flurry of activity.
You can see more of the latest news on our website.
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