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US Embassy help PNG Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The U.S. Embassy is boosting the ability of the recently-established Papua New Guinea Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PNGWCCI) to promote women entrepreneurs and leaders in Papua New Guinea.

From February 17 to 21, PNGWCCI’s Interim Board discussed the need to change the operating environment faced by women in PNG.

Board members developed strategic plans and goals to help economically empower women during a training program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and led by the Centre for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).

The week-long workshop was the first in a two year-long partnership between the PNGWCCI and CIPE, and enabled the Interim Board and members to refine PNGWCCI’s vision, strategic objectives, and action plan. 

During the workshop, Interim President of the PNGWCCI, Avia Koisen outlined the goals and missions of the PNGWCCI, saying “PNGWCCI seeks to empower and strengthen women entrepreneurs and leaders by building capacity, creating business networking, advocating innovatively, and creating wealth and prosperity in an enabling environment. 

U.S. Embassy and PNGWCCI aims to give women business owners in Papua New Guinea a voice in public policy. 

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