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Empowering women with technology: Lessons learnt from a Talanoa Dialogue

May 20, 2020

As new technologies and tools offer new job opportunities and avenues for economic advancement, women in the Pacific face fresh challenges alongside long-established ones, such as the “digital divide”. The Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector in Fiji contributes to economic growth and employment in the economy, with over 24000 MSMEs, mainly in the...

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Vodafone Partners with UN’s Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme to Offer Fee-Free Remittances to Help Fijians

May 20, 2020

  The United Nations’ Pacific Financial Inclusion Practice (PFIP) and Vodafone Fiji announced a partnership today whereby Vodafone will offer free remittances into Fiji on the M-PAiSA platform for the next two months. The new initiative aims to support Fijians experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Tropical Cyclone...

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Fiji’s Electronic Welfare Transfer System

May 20, 2020

Digitizing social welfare payments can be a win-win for all stakeholders involved when done right; the recipients of welfare receive their payments in a more convenient and cost-effective way, the government can streamline services to make them more efficient and reduce illegitimate payment, and the service provider gains more customers. It was this thinking that...

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