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Gender empowerment necessary: Pacific Skills Summit

June 26, 2019 12:25 pm

The Pacific Skills Summit will conclude today where a number of actionable measures are expected.

The two-day event brought together more than 300 delegates from across the region to hone in on their expertise in addressing the skills needs of the Pacific.

Deliberations have focused on several key areas including the future of work and eliminating barriers to skills that highlight stories of Pacific women and the bold steps they’ve taken in their development.

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President of Nauru and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Chair, Baron Waqa says gender equality is critical to any substantial discussion.

“The current state of skills development in the Pacific, ways of addressing skills gaps and standards, how to achieve gender empowerment and inclusiveness in skills development and what the next generation skills might look like.”

Delegates to the summit include educators, civil society organizations, government, private sector personnel as well as regional organizations.

The Pacific Skills Summit is being held at the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala campus.

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