Description/achievement of initiative
Women play a key role in Pacific economies. They however operate largely in the fragmented informal sector where the lack of organisation, management, quality orientation, and access to markets jeopardize their capacity to grow and develop their businesses; in turn undermining the region's potential to use trade as a driver of growth, employment and poverty reduction.The purpose of the partnership is to provide businesswomen with the capacity to capitalise on potential opportunities to participate in Samoa's government procurement.The partnership will implement a project developed with the support of Pacific Island Trade & Invest (PT&I) building on their existing initiatives in the region.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Government of Samoa
Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), Samoa