Call for applications: Pacific Connect Dialogue on Digital Marketplaces

The Pacific Connect Network Dialogue in Port Vila on 15-16 July will bring together current and emerging leaders from the Pacific and Australia to discuss how digital connectivity and emerging technologies can expand business opportunities and empower women in Vanuatu and the broader Pacific. Deadline for expressions of interest – 17 June.

Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home. Connectivity provides women with a greater opportunity to start their own business at a very low cost, seek expert advice and connect with professional service
providers, such as doctors and teachers.

Through facilitated, outcome-focused discussions, the participants of the Dialogue will identify opportunities for Pacific women in the
emerging digital marketplace. Such opportunities could include:

  • The creation of an online health service
  • The development of an medical appointments app for Ni-Vanuatu
  • Establishing an online marketplace where people can advertise and trade goods and services.

Who are we looking for? 

We are looking for people with leadership skills, a positive, ‘big picture’ outlook, and a record of achievement in their chosen field.

How will you benefit? 

Pacific Connect offers exciting opportunities for outstanding people in Australia and the Pacific to forge new relationships through continued engagement on common challenges. As a participant, you will become part of the Pacific Connect Community. Find our more about the Community here.

How can you get involved? 

Please forward your CV and a brief overview of your relevant achievements to: // Enquiries: +61 409 810 190.


For more information, please consult the Dialogue flyer.