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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Pacific

The following report presents an overview and main findings of an innovation workshop that focused on the question, ‘what does innovation look like in the Pacific and how can we better support the…  


Wakalani helps her community of women become financially innovative

It’s after 2 o’clock in the afternoon and a group of women from Etil (a village 20 minutes from Port Vila) gather around 54-year-old matriarch, Wakalani Alphonse.  


Baseline Assessment of Development Minerals in Fiji

This Baseline Assessment of Development Minerals is a timely study for Fiji. Development Minerals play an oversized role in Fiji’s domestic development, especially in the areas of infrastructure,…  


Entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem and community building in the Pacific

In the next two days, the participants with the help of the co-facilitators, will be engaged in discussions on the workshop theme, “Scaling Frontier Innovations”, an initiative of DFAT and USP. They…  


Next generation of innovation: The youth building businesses and peace in Solomon Islands

At the top of a steep hill in Gizo, the capital of Solomon Islands’ Western Province, four young people are leading a low-key waste management revolution. They are the Hilltop Innovators: Giftson,…  


Innovation Hub to support shipping container homes for vulnerable groups

A 26-year-old law student at the University of the South Pacific has won the SDG-based enterprise competition. Originally from the Western Division, Sovaia Liku’s business idea is to use shipping…  


Bakhodir Burkhanov: PITA Telecoms (Digital) Strategy Forum

Since the opening of the telecommunications markets in the early 2000 until today, there has been quite an expansion in connectivity including fixed line, mobile and internet connectivity.  


Harnessing the power of data to tell a regional story

Important stories live in our data and data visualisation is a powerful means to discover and understand these stories, and then to present them to others . Catrina Rowe, SDG Engagement Expert with…  


Harnessing the power of data to tell a regional story

Important stories live in our data and data visualisation is a powerful means to discover and understand these stories, and then to present them to others . Catrina Rowe, SDG Engagement Expert with…  


Close to 30,000 rural ni-Vanuatu to be migrated to electronic banking

Addressing low usage, cost of travel and lack of opportunities to transact, the National Bank of Vanuatu has announced the migration of close to 30,000 of its rural customers to electronic and mobile…  

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