Pacific RISE and Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia have formalised their partnership to strengthen their reach and impact in the Pacific Islands. ‘While philanthropy and grants have historically been a significant part of capital flow in the Pacific, opportunities for investing with a social impact are largely untapped. The Pacific is fertile ground for innovative ideas,’ Caleb Jarvis, Trade & Investment Commissioner, PTI Australia.
Pacific Island seafood companies to pitch at the Fish 2.0 Innovation Forum in the USA
Three Pacific Island sustainable seafood businesses have been announced as finalists in the Fish 2.0 2017 competition and will travel to Stanford University, USA to pitch to investors in November.
The Considered collection – Opening the door to artisans from the Pacific Islands
Pacific Trade Invest Australia has partnered with Real Impact to revolutionise how the artisan skills of the Pacific Islands is brought into the Australian market. Launched in Melbourne, the Considered by Real collection pilot was met with great success.
Country profile – Samoa
Samoa comprises nine volcanic islands, only four are inhabited. With a population of 195,000, the two main islands Upolu and Savai’i make up 99% of the land. The Fa’a Samoa (The Samoan way) is over 3,000 years old. Samoan mythology tells us the people descended from the gods and heavens.