Torika’s Journey with Pacific Connect

We interviewed Torika Kalman, a Pacific Connect Community member from Vanuatu, about her journey with the program and how it's helped her as an emerging leader develop connections and upskill.

Meet the team – our CEO

We often showcase our wonderful Community members, now it’s time to turn the spotlight on ourselves! Meet the team – Simone, our CEO

Discussing regional resilience with the inaugural GAP Summit on the Pacific and Small Island Nations

One week ago, over 120 delegates from 16 countries came together online to discuss Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues at the inaugural Summit for the Pacific and Small Island Nations, hosted by Global Access Partners. ICDP was delighted to support the event, along with the OECD. Fourteen emerging leaders from the Pacific Connect Community spent the half-day Summit engaging with high-level leaders in government, business, academia, and the non-profit sector.

Prioritising mental and physical wellbeing in the Pacific

Be it at home or at work, our world has changed irrevocably. As we navigate our way to a ‘new normal’, our mental and physical wellbeing has an increased focus. To help spotlight inspiring women working in this field, the Pacific Connect program held its latest virtual dialogue on 15 April, bringing together 37 emerging leaders from Australia and the Pacific. The delegates, representing various fields, heard from three entrepreneurs and an academic on practical and technology-based solutions to improve mental and physical wellbeing for individuals in the workplace and personally.

Increasing opportunities for emerging leaders in our region

The Pacific Connect Program is ramping up its engagement with emerging leaders from Australian and throughout the Pacific over the coming months, with workshops, dialogues and professional development courses available to new and existing Program members.

A Year Underpinned by Resilience & Community

There is no understating that this was a year to test personal, professional, community and national resilience. For ICDP and Pacific Connect, it began on a high with our fourth Women in Business Dialogue in Brisbane, then we soon moved to shock and bewilderment as the pandemic became a reality. However, with a bit of help from our wonderful Pacific Connect Community (PCC), we managed to virtually deliver a range of activities in 2020. The circumstances took our theme of ‘Australia-Pacific Connections for a Digital Future’ to a new level and fast-tracked our personal and business use of online communications and business tools (a help in many ways).

Tonga Women in ICT thriving in the ‘new normal’

ICDP has been supporting Tonga Women in ICT with virtual online training sessions, Sharing dialogues and many more. Here the members build and upskill themselves and have shared these training sessions with friends and co-workers amongst others.

Pacific Connect and PSP hold ‘Sport and Tech’ Dialogue

The International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP) brought together 50 emerging and established leaders from seven countries to discuss opportunities to create technology-based solutions in sport across the Pacific.

Supporting Women in Business

ICDP is bringing together Pacific Connect Community members and new faces from the Pacific and Australia through digital means for our next Pacific Connect Network Dialogue. Join us on 3 December 2020 for the next chapter in the 'Women in Business' series.

Registrations open for Pacific Connect Blockchain Workshop

ICDP is running its second Pacific Connect Virtual Workshop on Blockchain on 12 May 2020 (12pm FJT / 10am AEST). This event is open to Pacific Connect Community members and the general public. Applications close Friday 08 May 2020.