PNG-Aus Partnership program connects a different kind of entrepreneurial network

PNG-Aus Partnership program connects a different kind of entrepreneurial network

“I’m very, very passionate about Indigenous female entrepreneurship, so, when I heard that this was going to be a cultural exchange that was purely women, that was really, really exciting.” Kylie Lee Bradford is one of 18 female entrepreneurs in a pilot program, Laikim Sister. The program is an initiative of the Australian Government under the #PNGAusPartnership to connect Indigenous Australian and PNG women entrepreneurs across three industries: traditional foods, cultural tourism and creative arts. The program is uniquely designed to deepen the trade connections between the ... READ MORE

Long-standing cultural connections forge new trade links between Australia and PNG

Long-standing cultural connections forge new trade links between Australia and PNG

While it seems like these women live separate lives in separate parts of the world, they are in fact, connected by a deep thread uncovered during the #PNGAusPartnership Laikim Sister pilot program. Laikim Sister is an Australian Government supported program delivered in partnership with TDi, that connects Indigenous Australian and PNG women entrepreneurs. The program highlights that there are deeply embedded and long-standing connections between Papua New Guinea and Australia, and when highlighted, they create opportunity for business and industry growth. Game Enough? creates foods and beverages that adopt the flavours of the Australian bush. READ MORE

YuMi Wins Shared Value Award 2018

YuMi Wins Shared Value Award 2018

Across the Asia Pacific inspiring and impactful shared value initiatives were selected as finalist for the Shared Value Awards 2018. We are so excited to share that last week from that fantastic group, YuMi Tourism Partners, a joint initiative between TDi, Carnival Australia and The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, won a shared value award in the category Shared Value Project by an Organisation or Collaboration. This partnership is aptly named YuMi which commonly means "together" in Pacific Bislama and Pidgin languages. Partnership is imbedded at every level of the program which READ MORE

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