Pacific Islands Global Shapers Hub announced

ICDP is proud to announce that Pacific Connect Community member from Samoa, Olisana Mariner, has been appointed the founding curator of the first Pacific Islands’ World Economic Forum Global Shapers’ Hub.

Samoan Minister discusses digital innovation with GAP and ICDP

The Hon. Afamasaga Lepuia'i Rico Tupa'i, Samoa's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, visited Sydney on 22-23 April at the invitation of  Global Access Partners (GAP), the implementation partner of ICDP.

Pacific export confidence grows with opportunities through digital trade

With small populations but vast distances and complicated logistics, the Pacific has a lot to gain from online commerce, writes Tim Harcourt, former Chief Economist of Austrade and J.W. Nevile Fellow in Economics at UNSW.

Vanuatu Dialogue Report

ICDP brought together current and emerging leaders from across Australia, Vanuatu and the Pacific to discuss digital trade and labour mobility. The participants of the Pacific Connect Network Dialogue met in Port Vila, Vanuatu on Monday, 11 March and Tuesday, 12 March 2019.

Call for applications: Pacific Women Entrepreneurs - Technology Influencers Dialogue

Pacific Connect is calling for expressions of interest from ambitious, accomplished and forward-thinking people to join its Network Dialogue in Brisbane on 16-19 June 2019 to discuss the role of women entrepreneurs as technology influencers.

Western Qld “cowgirl” awakened by Pacific visit

I’m now back on the farm, where we run some 5000-head cattle breeding operation with three full-time workers quite a world away from Port Moresby, where I attended the Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue last month...

Global ocean winds and waves are changing

Extreme ocean winds and wave heights are increasing around the globe, with the largest rise occurring in the Southern Ocean, University of Melbourne research shows.

2019 Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue Communique

We, the participants of the Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue, met in Port Moresby on Monday, 1 April and Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at the invitation of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP). The Dialogue was co-facilitated by Mr Andrew Carriline, Chair of Pacific Connect Business Network Council, and Mr John Pora, Direction of NIUGENE PNG Ltd, and supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

PNG 2019 Dialogue - Endless Opportunities

It began with a message: “This is your time to unleash your own story within the Papua New Guinean story, a nation that has gone from the Stone Age to the Digital Age within a generation. The growth is remarkable, and with it the opportunities are endless.”

Port Moresby hosts our next Business Network Dialogue!

Next week, more than 20 Papua New Guinea and Australian current and emerging leaders will come together in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, for the 2019 Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue on ‘Innovative and disruptive technology in PNG agriculture’.