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.

On 23 April, he met with ICDP and GAP executives to discuss potential projects and commercial opportunities enabled by improved digital connectivity in Samoa and the Pacific, with topics for discussion ranging from blockchain and creative industries to outer space and ways to strengthen links between Australia and Samoa.

The Ministers had several productive conversations with senior representatives from ICDP, Information Integrity Solutions, TCG Group, GAP, Saber Astronautics and Joint Technology Partners.

The Sydney meeting complemented the digital innovation projects led by members of the Pacific Connect Community throughout the Pacific. Current initiatives include a Pacific Creative Industries Hub, digital storytelling, digital innovations in Pacific education, and Big Data.

ICDP thanks the Minister and all the meeting participants for their time and looks forward to collaborating together on the many innovative projects across the region.

Photo L-R: Mr Daniel Stricker, Musician / Augmented Reality Adventurer, Hon. Afamasaga Lepuia’i Rico Tupa’i, Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Government of Samoa, Mr Peter Fritz AM, Chair, GAP; Strategic Advisor, ICDP, Ms Faumina Margaret Godinet-Crichton, Assistant CEO- Corporate Services, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Samoa.