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Digital agriculture transforms farmers’ lives in Papua New Guinea

As appears in ITU News site John Tai is a citrus farmer, who also raises and sells pigs for a living. Gertrude Andreas runs a technical training institution and has her own farm and piggery. They live in Jiwaka, Papua New Guinea’s youngest province. Agriculture is one of the primary key sector in the economy Read more…

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Attending APNIC 48 2019

Blog by Joylyn Puairana – fellow APNIC 48 On Friday 28th June 2019, I came to work in the morning and was sitting in front of my working PC and suddenly saw this email from APNIC popped up. I opened and it said “ACCEPTED”. I was so excited and over the moon and said to Read more…

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Pacific Women in ICT Project Manager – Doreen Leona

BA, Management, Administration and GIS, USP, Fiji Certificate in Telecommunications, Telekom College, PNG Project Manager, BRANTV UNDP/GEF Project, Department of Energy, Ministry of Climate Change Chairlady Women in ICT – VanuatuEmail: doreenleona16@gmail.com; dleona@vanuatu.gov.vuFacebook accounts: Women in ICT – Vanuatu Doreen Leona graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Management and Administration Read more…

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Women in IT Solomon Islands (WITSI)

A brief background of WITSI:WITSI was formed in 2017 after a group of young female ICT professionals attended the 2nd Annual Women in Tech Conference in Sydney, Australia and returned to Solomon Islands inspired to come together to address challenges facing females working in ICT and to promote Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) careers amongst Read more…

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SITA Launch Press Release

(Embargoed until 6:00 p.m. Friday 11 October 2019) The recently established Samoa Information Technology Association (SITA) held its launch as a professional society of ICT Professionals today at TATTE Convention Centre. The President of SITA, Mr. James Ah Wai, introduced the keynote speaker, the Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesolia’i Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister. Other invited guests included Read more…

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Pacific Women in ICT Tainer Profile – Swaran Ravindra

Full Name: Swaran Sanadhika Ravindra Designation: Senior Instructor Responsible for which skills training at NTPC: Strategic Management using ICT Tools Project Management Business Consultation Business Continuity Planning Sustainable ICT Business Analysis and Strategic Planning using ICT Tools Networking Computer Hardware Client Server Administration Infrastructure Configuration ICT Help Desk ICT for Rural Development Assistive Technologies Qualification Read more…

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InternetNZ Nethui Day 1

A report by Maureen Hilyard The two breakout sessions that I attended, following these formal presentations were on Climate Change and Digital Inclusion.  The session was on climate change and how the various organisations in NZ could help to minimise carbon emission levels. I congratulated them on what they were attempting to do to help mitigate Read more…

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Healthy competition within the ICT sector

As appears on FBC news site The reduction of charges for the FINTEL cable from $40,000 to $640 has enabled healthy competition within the ICT sector. Information and communications technology in the Pacific is delivering better connectivity as data rates show a significant drop over the years. World Bank Digital Development Specialist Shivnesh Prasad says Read more…

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Southern Cross NEXT Cable Enters Construction Phase

As appears on Business Wire News Update Southern Cross NEXT cable announces Contract in Force with Ready for Service of December 2021-January 2022 SYDNEY & WELLINGTON, New Zealand & LONDON & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) and Pioneer Consulting are pleased to announce that the Southern Cross NEXT project has achieved CIF (Contract in Read more…

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Pacific Women in ICT – Telecommunication Regulator Dalsie Baniala

Ms. Dalsie Green Baniala is currently employed by the Government of Palau as Palau’s Telecommunications Regulatory Advisor working very closely with the assigned team in the Pristine Paradise, Republic of Palau.  Ms. Baniala’s key function is to establish the Regulatory Bureau for Palau Government and its citizens. Working very closely with the assigned team and Read more…

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The Connected Pacific

Jonathan Brewer designs and builds wireless networks for broadband, utilities, public safety, and the Internet of Things throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He has done incredible research in policy development on topics including network interconnectivity, radio spectrum, and universal access in developed and developing markets. Check out the awesome website that he has built which highlights Read more…

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Enabling Environment for Women’s Entrepreneurship

Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship – Creating a Gender Responsive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Women ICT Frontier Initiative 24-25 July Suva, Fiji Fiji recently launched a programme on ‘Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship – Creating a Gender Responsive Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.’ This regional initiative is a 5-year programme, funded by the Government of Canada with support from the UN Economic and Social Read more…

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CybersecCon Pacific 2019

Report by Elvin Prasad ‘CybersecCon Pacific 2019’ was held in Suva, Fiji on 29 & 30 July, 2019. This regional Cybersecurity event was the first of its kind to be hosted here in Fiji, giving an insight about Cybersecurity in the Pacific region, global security trends, threat prevention and management, incident response, ICT infrastructure protection, Read more…

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Pacific Islands Cyber Capacity Building Engagement – Strategic Cyber Planning and Implementation’ Conference

Report by Elvin Prasad The ‘Pacific Islands Cyber Capacity Building Engagement – Strategic Cyber Planning and Implementation’ Conference was recently hosted in Nadi, Fiji on 19 & 20 August, 2019. The 2-day conference was held at Sheraton Fiji Resort, with the aim to build Cyber capacity for Pacific member countries, assist with the development of Read more…

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NZ provides $10 million to help Pacific countries lift cybersecurity capability

Source: CIO from IDG click the link to read as originally published. New Zealand will provide $10 million over five years to support Pacific countries as they develop national cybersecurity strategies, secure infrastructure and data, enhance online safety, and implement robust cyber-crime laws across the Pacific. “Building cybercapability in the Pacific is one of the Read more…

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