The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) project, jointly implemented by UNDP and UN Women, organized the training through the Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre in partnership with Youth@Work and the Youth Division of the Malaita Provincial Government.
In addition to the training, the UNPBF project will support the forum winners by linking them with mentors and seed funding to develop their businesses.
In her closing remarks today, the UNPBF project’s Deputy Project Manager, Gaylyn Puairana, said the training is an investment in the youth of Malaita Province.
“By connecting these entrepreneurs with information and resources, they will have a better chance of operating successful enterprises that have real impacts at the community level,” Ms. Puairana said.
“This support enables youth to play their role as peace advocates and drivers of development.”
The UNPBF project aims to support peaceful and inclusive transition in Solomon Islands, jointly implemented by UNDP and UN Women in close collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs.
Ms. Merinda Valley, Communications Specialist, UNDP Solomon Islands; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: (677) 27446 ext. 5527