SheTrades News | 01 Jun 2018 | by SheTrades

SheTrades Pacific

Fuelling economic empowerment of women in the Pacific region

The aim of this project is to increase the economic benefits that businesswomen in the Pacific region gain from their participation in trade.

In Papua New Guinea, the project’s aim is to transform the largely informal, fragmented and scattered activity of bilum twisting into an economically viable business opportunity for selected groups of women producers. In Samoa, the project supports the increased participation of businesswomen in government-procurement markets. In Vanuatu, the project links women smallholders and their communities to the tourism value chain on Espiritu Santo Island, the fastest-growing cruise-ship destination in Vanuatu.

Project partners include Pacific Islands Trade and Invest, Vanuatu Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector Strengthening Program, as well as agencies of the governments of Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Vanuatu.

This project will be relaunching soon!