How advocacy helps build rural, regional and remote internet connectivity

I recently attended the ICDP Pacific Connect Dialogue where we discussed issues surrounding 'Women in business and digital delivery in the Pacific Islands'. The women's stories reminded me of the issues with internet access in outback Queensland, Australia.

Successful Networking Gatherings for ICDP in Fiji

During ICDP’s recent visit to Fiji, Dr Ian Watt, Simone Pensko and Tina Briggs were fortunate to attend a reception at the High Comm residence where the youth leaders of the current political parties were in attendance.

A first time for everything

There's a first for everything. This experience of travelling to Australia is a first in my lifetime, the first time for a Tongan delegation to attend an ICDP Dialogue and the first time to experience being in in a parliament house was a PLUS.

IT and Pacific Women in Business

I recently attended my first Pacific Connect Dialogue with the wonderful members of ICDP and GAP.  We had an interesting dialogue on women in business and digital delivery in the Pacific Islands.  The discussions focused on challenges faced by business women using IT in their daily lives, be it for work, education or pleasure, and what that means for their businesses, children and families as well as society.

Innovation and leadership in Pacific business

The dialogue gave me clarity on my views for the future of what women in business could achieve to contribute in our own countries and within our local communities. I believe if all like-minded women were given this opportunity, it would pave the way for future leaders being empowered by a great support network.

Global connections made at the Pacific Connect 'Women in Business & Digital Delivery' Dialogue in Brisbane, Australia!

A warm and welcoming hug by the distinguished Special Advisor for ICDP, Taulapapa Brenda Heather-Latu from Samoa, set the tone for the Pacific Connect dialogue that took place in Brisbane recently.

TraSeable Solutions officially launches

Minister for Fisheries, Mr Semi Koroilavesau recently officiated at the launching of Traseable Solutions, a Fijian traceability technology start-up founded by the Katafonos in October 2017.

Brisbane hosts the 2019 Network Dialogue on Pacific Women in Business and Digital Delivery

Over 30 accomplished and enthusiastic delegates will meet in Brisbane, Australia next week for Pacific Connect’s next Network Dialogue, which focuses on ‘Pacific Women in Business and Digital Delivery’.

Creating people-to-people links through language and culture tours

Over a two-week period in January of this year, I was fortunate enough to undertake a two-week intensive language and culture course at Beijing Institute of Technology. Having studied Mandarin throughout high school and university, it was a fantastic opportunity to spend a short time understanding cross-cultural challenges, cultures and language differences with real-world practical experience.