SUNGO provides a wide range of services to support its members. Details of these services are provided below. 

Capacity Building and Training

SUNGO has a well established reputation for the training courses that it conducts for its members.  These courses aim to build the capacity of member organisations to manage both their organisations and the programmes they offer.  

Courses which SUNGO has provided cover topics such as organisation management, project management, governance, climate change, financial management, counselling, report writing, computer skills, data collection and research skills.

As well as providing courses SUNGO offers mentoring to its members on a one to one or group basis including guidance on applying for funding.  SUNGO has also developed tools to allow organisations to assess their own capacity and has conducted such assessment on behalf of CSSP.

SUNGO also has resources available (policies, templates etc) useful for organisations looking to improve their governance, administrative and programme processes.

 For information about upcoming SUNGO courses and resources available for development,  Click Here, or contact SUNGO Capacity Building Coordinator Faapito Opetaia Ph 24322, email:

Satisfied course participants


SUNGO provides regular useful information for its members through newsletters, Facebook and email. 

The SUNGO Facebook page keeps members up to date with the most recent events and the newsletter published regularly provides an overview of what SUNGO has been doing.

SUNGO keeps members up to date with information about funding opportunities and also provides help to those making applications for funding.

For more information about funding opportunities your organization can apply for Click Here

If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter please go to the Home Page and click on the link to subscribe

To contact our Information and Communications Officer Temukisa Sione-Leatuao, please call 24322 or email

Reaching out to SUNGO members

Advocacy and Research

SUNGO acts as an important voice for civil society in consultations and government committees. SUNGO hosts regular forums for its members to discuss issues of national importance so that it can truly represent the view of its members when advocating to government and agencies on behalf of SUNGO members.

In 2020, SUNGO coordinated 16 forums across Samoa to gain the view of members about proposed legislation regarding land and titles.

SUNGO has previously undertaken research projects to better analyze information about civil society and the programmes that SUNGO offers. These projects involved Human Rights Issues and CSO priorities. 

Research interviews CSO priorities project

Spotlight project Violence against Women and Girls – capacity assessment