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- Background Information and Rationale, Project Description
The UNDP Country Office in the Solomon Islands is implementing a range of projects in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At Goal 5 there is a commitment to achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls. At Goal 11 there is a commitment to reducing inequalities between different groups of people in society. At Goal 16 there is commitment to promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Strengthening access to justice, rule of law and promoting human rights are cornerstones of UNDP’s work to achieve sustainable human development.
The Solomon Islands Access to Justice (A2J) Project supports the building and capacity strengthening of the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) to enhance access to justice for the people of the Solomon Islands at national and provincial levels, particularly marginalised groups including women, youth and people with disabilities (PWDs). The project is implemented through a two-tiered paralegal initiative of provincial paralegals and community legal advocates.
In the fast-paced information society, communication is getting more and more complex every day. The A2J Project is supporting the creation of a new website to ensure all information and materials related to the work of the PSO is accessible and user-friendly. This website will be connected to the existing PSO page on the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) for the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs (MJLA), https://solomons.gov.sb/ministry-of-justice-and-legal-affairs/. The primary users of the site will be the Solomon Islands general public. The website will be one of the primary communication tools for the PSO. It will provide various information including background on PSO services, legal clinic times, locations, form links and document check lists.
The purpose of the UNDP request is to invite proposals from reputable and qualified companies with a track record of success in designing and producing digital solutions to design, develop and implement the PSO website. This will identify the best website design for the country context.