Dialogue Fiji secretariat staff and committee last week held a farewell lunch for program officer, Zena Sherani as she resigned to join the University of the South Pacific.
Zena who had been with the secretariat since November 2010 said she appreciated the value of networks she had developed and the knowledge and experience of effective dialogue tools and processes.
“I take this opportunity to thank you all for your continuous efforts in dialogue and peacebuilding initiatives from within your communities in Fiji,” she said in a farewell note emailed to staff, committee members and stakeholders.
She thanked the DF secretariat team for their support during her stint at DF including the numerous late nights at the office to tie up loose ends before dialogue events.
“And braving adverse weather conditions and driving in places with humps twice the size of bricks and roads which are narrow, curvy and filled with pot holes when meeting up with dialogue participants,” she said.
In her farewell note she also introduced her successor, George Nacewa and urged stakeholders to continue to provide their support to him after her departure.
George joins DF secretariat from InterfaithFiji and is not new to Dialogue Fiji having been a past participant and a 2010 Dialogue Facilitator trainee.
George said he looked forward to working closely with all stakeholders as a member of DF Secretariat to bring about positive change in alignment with Dialogue Fiji’s vision and mission.