Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) is so grateful to the Australian High Commission Office through DFAT for funding some areas of the organization after 3 years break.
In statement, Wednesday, issued by SIWIBA News Desk said, this time around the funding is specific to specific areas.
“The two main areas targeted is SIWIBA’s office rental, human resources and few other areas,” the statement said.
Also SIWIBA signed an agreement with Strongim Bisnis to work in partnership on its training and also to produce pamphlets on how bags or baskets are made.
The targeted places, Malaita, Guadalcanal, Choiseul, Temotu and Renbel.
The purpose of these pamphlets is to be used when a member wishes to export the bags or when someone wishes to know how the bags are made prior to buying, the statement explained.
SIWIBA funds the rest of its activities.
A breakfast was arranged and funded by Strongim Bisnis that launches the partnership between Strongim Bisnis and SIWIBA.
It was attended by the Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and all Heads of missions, the Minister for the Ministry of Women, Youth, children and Family Affairs and her Permanent Secretary and many government PSs and heads of womens organizations.
In order for SIWIBA to fund some of its activities it hires out its conference room to organisations, companies and government ministries.
It also hires out tents, tables and chairs and charges a small fee during activities.
SIWIBA will organize organizations to give talk during SIWIBA’s monthly Members General Meeting. The targeted organizations earmarked to be approached are NPF, SIG tax departments, health sector etc.
This is a form of education and awareness to our members and the SIWIBA Board.
Some of SIWIBA Board Members and members sits on some of the government taskforces, boards and committees and others such as Prices Advisory Committee, Financial Inclusion Task Force, Labour Advisory Board, SITESA etc.
“Please if you want to find out more about various activities, visit SIWIBA’s office NPF Plaza Room 47 or the conference room, next door Room 48,” the statement concluded.