The new Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) Mostyn Mangau today joined other colleague members of the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) to discuss via video conference, the progress to date on the work of the Woman Advisory Network (WAN) within each individual police force throughout the region.
The new RSIPF Commissioner Mangau has taken over from former Commissioner Matthew Varley as Chairman of the PICP WAN Executive Leadership Team (ELT).
“Since becoming Commissioner of RSIPF at the end of July, I have already established a good working relationship with the RSIPF WAN Chair and my newly appointed Gender Coordinator, who has responsibility for the coordination and continued implementation of the RSIPF Gender Strategy 2019-2021.”
Commissioner Mangau adds, “In my commitment to WAN, I have recommenced regular meetings with the RSIPF WAN Chair and Gender Coordinator to ensure I foster a positive working relationship to progress action items against our Gender Strategy. I have also ensured our action items are aligned to the new PICP WAN Strategic Direction 2020-24.”
The PICP WAN has begun working on activities which are aligned with the new PICP WAN Strategic Direction 2020-24 and Action Plan 2020.
Whilst COVID has impacted on the WAN Management Team’s capacity to travel to support activities across the region within agreed timeframes, network members are exploring technology options to maintain connectivity.
At the WAN Chair’s Conference on 21 August 2020, the PICP WAN Chair will transition to Fiji and Fiji will host the WAN Chair’s Conference in 2021.
Commissioner Mangau says, “Following the ELT endorsement of the PICP WAN Strategic Direction 2020-24 and Action Plan 2020, the following Action items have been commenced or completed:
tution and amendments to ELT, which now includes the PICP WAN Chair).
The new WAN Strategic Direction 2020-24 is to be officially launched alongside the PICP Strategic Plan 2020-24.”
“Today, I ask you all to join me in renewing our ‘Declaration of Commitment’ to the WAN. Please direct and support your WAN Chairs to attend the annual WAN Chair’s Meeting on 21 August 2020,” RSIPF Commissioner Mangau told the other Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police