Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Forum

Parliament will also be hosting the 4th Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Forum in collaboration with the Federal Parliament of Australia, under the Australian Government funded Pacific Women’s Parliamentary Partnerships Project (PWPP).  It is a project targeting the capacity development of women Parliamentarians in the Pacific and aims to address the factors that contribute to Pacific women’s success in achieving political office and identify the support required when they are elected.

The overarching theme for this year will be on “Women’s Economic Empowerment” and presenters include the Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, officials from the Asian Development Bank and some of the local and Pacific women holding Chief Executive Officer positions in Government Ministries and Corporations.

This Forum will be held in Parliament Chambers and will be preceded by an Ava Ceremony hosted by His Highness, O Le Ao o le Malo and the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.