by Delly Waigeno – EM TV, Port Moresby
Over two hundred delegates from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies are in Port Moresby for the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy meetings.
The Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy or PPWE meetings were attended by over 200 participants from 12 countries.
The gathering reaffirmed that women’s economic empowerment is a fundamental element of the inclusive growth that the APEC strives to promote.
The two day Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy or PPWE meetings were highly technical and closed door. The theme of the PPWE was “Building Inclusive Economies”.
At the conclusion of the meetings, Nora Terrado, Chair of APEC Women and the Economy 2015, said to achieve inclusive growth, it is imperative that Small Medium Enterprises, majority of which are led by women, must be competitive and be able to participate in global value chains.
Terrado said, Philippines as Chair of the APEC 2015 will also encourage improvements to enable SME’s to benefit from regional economic integration.
APEC member economies will also meet for discussions and presentations for the High Level Policy Dialogue on Human Capacity Building beginning tomorrow.