Women & Trade - Economic Empowerment of Women in the Pacific (Samoa)
Status of initiative: Completed
Description/achievement of initiative

Women play a key role in Pacific economies. They however operate largely in the fragmented informal sector where the lack of organisation, management, quality orientation, and access to markets jeopardize their capacity to grow and develop their businesses; in turn undermining the region's potential to use trade as a driver of growth, employment and poverty reduction.The purpose of the partnership is to provide businesswomen with the capacity to capitalise on potential opportunities to participate in Samoa's government procurement.The partnership will implement a project developed with the support of Pacific Island Trade & Invest (PT&I) building on their existing initiatives in the region.

Implementation methodologies

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


International Trade Centre (ITC) Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Government of Samoa Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC), Samoa
A local support institution is capable of training or assisting women producers or their associations to prepare and submit bids
Government procurement officers are prepared to procure more goods and services from women producers
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
In-kind contribution
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: September 30, 2016
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Vanessa Erogbogbo, erogbogbo@intracen.org

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