Developing ideas and growing impact in Brisbane

Our largest cohort to participate at a Brisbane-based Dialogue will come together on Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 February to take part in the first Pacific Connect Dialogue for 2020, run by the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP) with support from the Australian government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Building Australia-Pacific Partnerships through Entrepreneurship

"I found this to be a fitting end to this dialogue because in a way, all 20 plus participants were mini Fishburner vessels that were sailing out in the hopes of collecting as much supplies of ideas, knowledge and networks to take back home to supply our respective island nations." - Grace Mungkaje from PNG shares her experience at the Brisbane Dialogue on Financial Education.

Pauline Benson's Inspirational Entrepreneurial Story

"My journey started here as most of yours does today, where will your journey take you? That’s up to you today." Founder of Pacific Finds, Pauline Benson, shared her inspiring entrepreneurial story at our last Dialogue in Brisbane.

Looking back at 2019

As we count down to the end of 2019, the team at ICDP thought it would be a great idea to take stock and reflect on all of this year’s achievements and programme developments. Another productive and rewarding year for our small team, and we are honoured to have shared it with our inspiring and close-knit Community throughout the Pacific and across Australia.

Building peaceful partnerships in the Pacific

I attended the International Centre for Democratic Partnership's (ICDP) Pacific Connect Financial Education Dialogue to boost my financial knowledge, and to learn more about the Pacific Islands and the people who call them home.

Reflections from a facilitator on a Tonga Dialogue

With a 6:45pm departure from Sydney, and a two-hour time difference, we did not arrive in Nuku'alofa until 2:00am. We were still met with a full terminal of people ready to joyously welcome home what appeared to be half a plane full of Tongan seasonal workers returning from several months in Australia. A very noisy and colourful welcome to Tonga!

Call for applications: fourth Pacific Women Entrepreneurs Dialogue

Pacific Connect invites you to join other ambitious, accomplished and forward-thinking people at its February Network Dialogue in Brisbane. The two-day event will help you develop your ideas around social entrepreneurship and emerging technologies to address regional challenges. Submissions should be received by Friday, 10 January 2020.

Financial Education - Women in Business Dialogue Communique

We, the participants of the Pacific Connect Network Dialogue on Financial Education - Women in Business, met on 10-12 November 2019 in Brisbane, Australia at the invitation of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP), with the support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Blockchain Potential in the Pacific Islands

Thinking of the Pacific often conjures up images of an idyllic tropical paradise with happy, smiling people in laid-back settings where time almost stands still. So, it may be surprising to some that the Pacific is the testing ground for some very interesting use cases of blockchain technology.