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It’s almost here! One year after the Inaugural Pacific Connect Forum, active Community members from Australia, Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will convene in Sydney next week for ICDP’s Ideas Exchange.
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Harold Dimpel, CEO of mHITs Limited, takes us through mobile money and its growing application in the Pacific Islands.
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The Pacific Women in Power Forum, held in March 2019 in Fiji, brought together women members of parliament (MPs) from the region to discuss women’s participation in public life.
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I met many fascinating people through the Dialogue whom I am now working with or plan to work with in the future. The Dialogue gave me a platform to challenge myself, extend my own skills, knowledge and experience, and make connections that I would not have access to otherwise.
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Pacific Connect returns to Sydney next month for the 2019 Ideas Exchange, co-hosted by Global Access Partners.
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In June, through Pacific Connect I was fortunate to be able to facilitate a blockchain introduction workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands, together with Tim Stasse from Ethitrade.
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The final Dialogue before the Pacific Connect Ideas Exchange begins today in Suva, Fiji. Twenty-two Australian and Fijian emerging leaders will come together to explore how assistive technology and improved digital connectivity can contribute to social inclusion in the Pacific.
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Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP) is an Australian Federal Police (AFP) led cyber safety awareness and education program which is being delivered in 18 Pacific island countries through local Pacific police officers.
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In the wake of tropical cyclone Evan in 2012, a Fijian organisation Live & Learn Environmental Education helped a local charity to implement a food bank scheme in the Yasawa community. The project showed its real strengths four years later, when cyclone Winston devastated the islands again.
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The spirit of everyone attending the Dialogue was ‘what can we all do together that we can’t do apart?’. The use of technology to deliver information and services into remote areas, was an ongoing theme in discussions at the Dialogue.