Press Release

PPWE to charter new strategic plan

17/05/2018

The PPWE is set to develop a new set of goals through the development of a new strategic plan and to inject ambition into its development.

The fourth day of the Second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM2) and related meetings saw delegates and participants discussing ways to charter new strategic plan to boost the agenda on Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE).

The PPWE is set to develop a new set of goals through the development of a new strategic plan and to inject ambition into its development.

Host economy APEC Senior Official Lahui Ako in his opening remarks at the two-day PPWE meeting today in Port Moresby encouraged the PPWE to work together in the spirit of cooperation by looking beyond process and focus on the real substantive issues at hand.

“Sometimes we at APEC tend to get caught up in the bureaucracy of things that we lose sight of the ending.

“Our efforts to progress gender inclusion and women’s economic empowerment should not be held ransom by inabilities of addressing trivial process issues.

“As we work towards the Women in Economy Forum in September, we are hopeful we can be able to generate meaningful outcomes ad set the stage for robust discussions to resonate with collective aspirations of our region and domestic endeavors in this area.

“I would like to remind the PPWE members of the 2018 theme “Harnessing inclusive opportunities, embracing the digital future” that PNG’s policy priority number two, which looks at promoting inclusive sustainable growth and encouraging groups to look beyond and be ambitious in setting up way forward for meeting and its process,” said Mr Ako.

“PNG will fully support all effort to integrate women into all economic and social areas of progress in all its forms.

“It is important to focus on issues of leadership partnership, which is not only a discussion for women but also important for men in this endeavor,” said Ako.