Our support to Femili PNG

Friends of Femili PNG exists to support Femili PNG, and our focus is to build Femili PNG's organisational capacity.


FemiliPNG Australia (FPNGA) is an Australian support organisation for Femili PNG. We provide technical assistance and fundraising support to Femili PNG.

We assist Femili PNG in many ways, such as:

  • Aiding with project design and development
  • Providing communications assistance
  • Advising on reporting and policy development
  • Supporting management and governance
  • Assisting with monitoring and evaluation
  • Assisting with information technology
  • Organising fundraising opportunities in Australia
  • Helping Femili PNG improve its capabilities by providing training and professional development to staff.

Our model

FPNGA and Femili PNG are separate organisations, which are connected through an innovative model that enables true localisation while still providing the benefits of international support.

One way we do this is by ensuring Femili PNG Board and/or senior management are represented on the FPNGA Board, and by having FPNGA staff on Femili PNG’s Executive Management Committee, its main management decision-making body.

FPNGA has a limited remit and a narrow focus. We work in one country, on one issue and mainly with one organisation. This ensures that Femili PNG is the centre of our work, with them leading the way and us operating in support.


At FPNGA, localisation is at the heart of all we do. We empower Femili PNG’s Papua New Guinean staff to make decisions and lead the organisation.

Where possible, we help Femili PNG to secure funds directly, only securing funds via FPNGA where needed. When we transfer funds to Femili PNG, we provide core funding to ensure the continued operations of their work. And we have a track-record of passing responsibilities from FPNGA to Femili PNG, such as financial management. FPNGA is also there to augment Femili PNG’s capability when needed.

Our close partnership with Femili PNG makes our programs and governance stronger. Femili PNG provides a deep understanding of PNG context and technical expertise in case management. FPNGA provides an understanding of donor needs and technical expertise in a variety of areas to complement Femili PNG’s.

This enables us to work together for outcomes for survivors of violence.