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Women & Trade - Economic Empowerment of Women in the Pacific (Samoa)
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.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

International Trade Centre (ITC) Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Government of Samoa Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), Samoa
Updates to initiatives
Goal 5
Goal 8
2015
A local support institution is capable of training or assisting women producers or their associations to prepare and submit bids
2015
Government procurement officers are prepared to procure more goods and services from women producers
Staff / Technical expertise
In-kind contribution

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Updates
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Basic information
Time-frame: 2014 - September 30, 2016
Partners
International Trade Centre (ITC) Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Government of Samoa Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), Samoa
Countries
Contact information
Vanessa Erogbogbo, Women & Trade Programme Manager, International Trade Centre (ITC), erogbogbo@intracen.org
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