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 webcast. 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