Following the opening of the Pacific Connect Network Dialogue in Nuku’alofa, the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP) of Australia hosted a welcoming reception for the participants last night at Ancient Tonga.
The reception was attended by the Minister for Education and Training, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni along with other government officials.
Hon. Sovaleni said the workshop is part of International Centre for Democratic Partnership’s ongoing series of regional Pacific Connect Network Dialogues, launched in 2018, to bring people together to build networking, forge new relationships and collaborate to address common challenges.
“Even with the amazing technologies that we have and enjoy, great as they are, people drive development and technology is just a tool. A key factor in people-centred development, is people-to-people exchange. And I understand that this ‘Second Track’ process, encourages this and promotes fresh thinking and the development of concrete solutions.”