The Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development or FRIEND has appointed Sainiana Rokovucago as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Rokovucago comes with broad experience in program management having worked in the humanitarian sector, with local and regional NGOs, development work in Kiribati and in the early days of Ministry of Women. She was appointed through a comprehensive recruitment process led by consultancy firm, KPMG.
The FRIEND Fiji Board is confident that Rokovucago’s expertise and experience will allow her to extend the vision of the organisation to greater heights and develop its poverty alleviation programs to serve communities better.
The Board acknowledges the contribution of the founder of the organisation, Sashi Kiran, now the Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.
It says Sashi’s vision and her efforts of building FRIEND from nothing 21 years ago will always be remembered.
FRIEND is rolling out a four-year program of rural development in the Northern Division and Food Security programs in the Central Division.
The Board has faith that Rokovucago will sustain and grow the organisation to greater heights with her leadership and guidance from the Board.
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