Caption: OTDF’s Chief Executive Officer Havini Vira and Save the Children’s Pacific Regional Director Gerry Dyer in Port Moresby show solidarity after the signing. Photo credit: SCPNG Media

Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in June with the Save the Children Papua New Guinea (SCPNG) as the formal process in strengthening partnership between both organisations.

The MOU sets out the framework for both organisations to support each other and provide maximum benefits for communities in Western Province.

OTDF Chief Executive Officer Havini Vira said “Save the Children PNG is a recognised NGO, one of the biggest here in PNG that do a lot of work in the development space. They would provide tremendous technical support to OTDF’s Community Development programs, having well established networks with schools in Western. OTDF values all members in the communities, especially less fortunate ones, SCPNG’s support would add significance to OTDF’s values,”

Mr Vira said SCPNG have trained professionals who can provide OTDF as an organization the needed support to effectively deliver service in the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA).

This partnership will see SCPNG and OTDF share information, provide logistical support and capacity building, and collaborate on project design and implementation to support work in health, education, protection, nutrition, food security & livelihoods and water and sanitation. This work will ensure the active participation of communities and especially women and children.

“Through this partnership Save the Children is looking forward to working with OTDF in strengthening our capacities to deliver projects that will benefit women, children and communities in Western province,” said Pacific Regional Director Gerry Dyer.

The MoU was signed by Mr Vira and Mr Dyer in Port Moresby.

OTDF aims to partner with other development organisations to help assist communities in Western Province to be self-sustainable beyond 2025.

OTDF Media