SOLOMONS AMONGST THREE TO BENEFIT FROM FASHION

A recent fashion show during the Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara. photo credit: VSA.

A recent fashion show during the Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara. photo credit: VSA.

Solomon Islands has been singled out amongst three Pacific Island nations to benefit from a fashion and cultural industries coaching training.

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat says practitioners, government officials, representatives from arts and culture associations, women’s groups, tourism operators and other private sector organisations will be among the participants who will gather for a national workshop later this year.

Funded by the European Union, under the ‘Enhancing the Pacific Cultural Industries’ project, the workshop offers an opportunity for key stakeholders in the public, private and civil society sectors to voice their ideas and present their programs.

Mrs Fekita Utoikamanau, Deputy Director General, Secretariat of the Pacific Community says it offers the opportunity for our cultural industry stakeholders to develop a self-defined strategy for the national promotion of the cultural industries in the short, medium, and long term.

It also stands as an opportunity to continue to forge and strengthen the public-private partnerships that are necessary for the long term sustainability of the cultural industries.

Fiji and Samoa are two other Pacific nations to benefit from the EU funded program.

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