If your organisation would like to join the largest network of civil society organisations in Samoa then Click Here to download an application form you can complete and submit to SUNGO. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, posted to the SUNGO (PO Box 1858 Apia) or delivered to the SUNGO Office cnr Atone Rd and Maota St Vaitele Tai Applications to join are considered and approved by the Executive Council of SUNGO.
SUNGO is a network of Civil Society Organisations and its member
organisations include Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community
Based Organisations (CBOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and
SUNGO has a growing membership with over 200 members spread across the urban and rural communities of Samoa.
SUNGO members can attend the regular training that SUNGO provides for its members or one on one support to help them develop their organisation. SUNGO provides regular useful information for its members through newsletters, Facebook and email.
SUNGO staff visit members annually to discuss issues and needs and SUNGO hosts regular forums for members on issues of national importance. SUNGO also acts as an important voice for civil society in consultations and government committees.
SUNGO Staff visit members annually about training needs
There is no joining fee. The current annual membership fee for an
NGO is 100 Tala and the fee for a community based organisation (CBO) is
SUNGO requires all member NGOs to:
1) Recognise that membership incurs a responsibility to the wider community and to sharing ideas and support for their stakeholders as part of collective learning and advancement
2) Foster a spirit of partnership with Government and other agencies, based on mutual respect and trust - recognising that whilst the parties will not always agree, cooperation rather than confrontation is more likely to lead to better decisions, and sustained benefits.
3) Recognise the importance of sustainability and fostering self help in development and planning.
4) Take account of the impact of their activities on the social, economic, political and natural environment