28th May 2019

The 3-day Pacific Regional Forum on Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) is currently underway at the University of the South Pacific.

Today, WiFN – Fiji rep Aliti Vunisea spoke on her practical experiences from working with rural women particularly in the Ba province.

She shared that we should capitalise on our traditional links to ease our communications with the communities we work with.

“Whenever I meet someone for the first time, the first question I ask is where are you from?”

Vunisea added that rural communities have the “know how” and we have the capacity to build them.

“What’s important, is how we bridge this!” she concluded.

Vunisea was joined by Dr Allice Pollard of the Solomon Islands Saving Club and Adimaibole Waqainabete of Market Development Facility as part of a panel discussion on “Working with culture to achieve WEE”.

The forum is organised by the Pacific Women and will end on Thursday.