FROM: DEVELOPMENT SERVICES EXCHANGE AND ITS MEMBERS
TO: THE FAMILY OF THE LATE DR JOHN ROUGHAN
The Board, staff and members of Development Services Exchange express our grief and sincere sympathy at the passing away of our leader and founding pioneer, the Late Dr John Roughan.
The Late Dr. Roughan believed and worked towards improving the welfare and livelihoods of ordinary villagers based on the principles of, social justice, social equity and solidarity.
He was a champion together with his other comrades from the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific (FSPI) and Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) in steering towards the establishment of DSE.
He collapsed just minutes before making a key note address at the Launch of the DSE Strategic Plan at our Annual General Meeting.
His passing is a great loss to the CSO/NGO sector and the country. DSE and its members pay respectful homage to this outstanding leader. He was a true servant of the people and a dedicated leader who made a lot of sacrifice to serve humanity in this country.
Our heartfelt and sincere condolence is conveyed to his family, son (Paul) and grandchildren and other family members.
Our prayers are with you at this time of bereavement.
From: The Board and Staff of Development Services Exchange (DSE)
To: DSE financial members and interested development partners
This notice serves to inform you that the Development Services Exchange Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been scheduled for 24th October 2013.
Venue:Commonwealth Youth Program conference venue, lower Panatina Campus of the SI National University
Starting time: 9:00 am -1:00 pm
The AGM tentative agenda will be to provide members and stakeholders the organization’s Annual Report; Financial Statement, budget for current financial year, election of new board members and other general business of DSE.
Please confirm the attendance of your organization’s representative(s) to the DSE Networking officer, Mr. Calvin Sese through the DSE office phone number 23760, or through email, email@example.com by 22nd October latest.
The 2013 Annual General Meeting is jointly supported by:
The DSE AGM will be held on the 24th of October 2013. This Annual General Meeting is a very special event because an election will be held for a new DSE board of governance because the current board has completed its 2 year them. The AGM will also provide members and partners an overview of the DSE’s Annual Report 2012-13, which includes the organization’s Financial Audit Report. The new DSE strategic plan will also be launched at the AGM.
The Venue for the AGM will be the Duchess Leaf Hut at the CYP conference venue at the lower Panatina Campus of the Solomon Islands National University in East Honiara.
The AGM will be attended by other development partners including representatives from the European Union, AusAid, the Ministry of Planning and Aid Coordination, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency.
A DSE Environment Conservation NGO network group was formed in the 2nd DSE Civil Society Organisation (CSO) forum which was convened at the CYP conference venue on Tuesday the 24th of September 2013.
The main objective of this forums was to facilitate discussions for information sharing. This is to engage CSOs to address development priorities with focus on sustainable development.
One of the main outcomes of this forum was the formation of a conservation NGO network/working group. The Conservation NGO network group will provide Civil Society perspectives in the environment conservation Sector in the National Development Agenda.
Formation of sector groupings will enable the DSE CSOs to better address development issues in a sectoral approach.
Other Sectoral groupings will be formed in the upcoming months.