Talanoa sessions

An in-depth consideration of the central questions of the Talanoa Dialogue took place on Sunday, 6 May 2018. The purpose of these discussions was to share stories, build empathy and trust and share best practices. The procedure for participation was outlined prior to the meetings (click here for Parties; and here for non-Party stakeholders).


Seven Talanoa groups (“Talanoas”) were set up, each named after a Fijian island. All Talanoas worked in parallel to address each of the three questions of the Talanoa Dialogue, in accordance with the following schedule:


  •  9.30-12.00:  Where are we? (Talanoas 1-7)
  • 12.00-13.00:  Lunch break
  • 13.00-15.30:  Where do we want to go? (Talanoas 1-7)
  • 15.30-16.00:  Coffee break
  • 16.00-18.30:  How do we get there? (Talanoas 1-7)

All Talanoas were webcasted. The following table compiles the composition of the Talanoas and provides a link to the recorded webcast:



Talanoa             Facilitator                                       Rapporteur                               Participants          Webcast

Lakeba               Amb.  Deo Saran                          Alisi Vosalevu                                   List                          Link

Koro                    Amb.  Amena Yauvoli                Sylwia Waśniewska                      List                          Link

Ba                         Peter Emberson                           Grzegorz  Grobicki                        List                          Link

Rakiraki            Amb. Luke Daunivalu                Konstancja Piątkowska              List                          Link

Tailevu               Amb. Tui Cavuilati                       Ilisapeci Vakacegu                         List                          Link

Kadavu              Christine Fung                               Manisha Ali                                       List                          Link

Bua                      Timaima Vakadewabuka          David Solvalu                                   List                         Link