The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has a new Business Development Centre.
The Centre, located at the National Provident Fund Plaza, was officially launched yesterday.
SIWIBA was established ten years ago with the goal of promoting, developing and empowering women’s participation as business owners in the private sector.
It has more than 400 registered members most of who are women who work in the informal sector – they earn money from their vegetables or the sale of small, home-made items.
A press statement from SIWIBA says training opportunities at the Business Development Centre will allow members to learn new skills – including running a business, learning agricultural techniques, managing small livestock or being a board member.