Economy Archive May 2024

Prime Minister Manele said the country’s road to recovery in the aftermath of the COVID -19 global pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the 2021 riots were not easy but Hon. Sogavare has demonstrated exemplary leadership amidst those challenges.

Prime Minister Manele Pays Tribute to Sogavare

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Jeremiah Manele has paid tribute to former Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare for his steadfast leadership in the last five years as head of the former Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA).
Australia's SBD 18 million contribution to establish a new Border Management System, will digitise Solomon Islands’ visa processing, border entries and exits and boosting the economic benefits of migration.

Australia Supports New Border Management System

Solomon Islands Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Hon. Jimson Tanangada has welcomed the new Australian-funded Border Management System for Solomon Islands – saying the system is an important agenda for any State as this defines its sovereignty and integrity.
Participants engaged in sessions that covered the fundamentals of M&E, updated methods and tools, data collection techniques, and the utilization of M&E findings to enhance project performance and accountability.

M & E Training Strengthens WASH Implementation

UNDP with the Ministry of Provincial Governance and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) and UNICEF successfully concluded a comprehensive weeklong training on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and strengthening the capacity of provincial government officers in designing, budgeting, planning, and implementation.
Australia was acknowledged for its significant financial contribution of AU$25 million [SBD135 million] that enabled the country’s historic joint election last month.

Australia's Support to Elections, Games and Infrastructure Applauded

Australia’s huge support in helping Solomon Islands achieve its target of hosting a successful 2023 Pacific Games, the recent Joint National and Provincial Elections and ongoing Infrastructure development programmes has been applauded.
Solomon Islands has approximately 6,800 PALM workers in Australia with the Government envisioning that by 2028, Solomon Islands would have 16,000 PALM workers in Australia.

Value of Labor Mobility Highlighted

Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele has highlighted the value of Australia’s Pacific Labour Mobility scheme as an important source of revenue for Solomon Islands during his meeting with the visiting Australian Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles.
Through this initiative, communities are empowered to adopt sustainable practices that not only improve their economic prospects but also contribute to environmental conservation.

Turning Sea Grapes into Sustainable Beauty Products

In a groundbreaking initiative, women from four communities in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands have launched a new line of body lotion and soap made from sustainably harvested sea grapes.
The MOU paves the way for WVSI to sub-grant KGA for implementing the Nature Based Opportunities Underpinning Resilient and Sustainable Households (NOURISH) project's Livelihood program in Makira, with a specific focus on Climate-Smart Agriculture.

World Vision Partners with Kastom Garden to Support Makira

World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) and Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) solidified their commitment to strengthening food security in Makira through a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this week in Honiara.
“The most important priority for the Government for National Unity and Transformation is economic transformation. We will work with all stakeholders in addressing this priority.”

Manele Calls for Support to Economic Growth

Solomon Islands, Prime Minister, Hon. Jeremiah Manele has extended his call to all stakeholders including the private sector, development partners and civil society to support the National Government in efforts to grow the national economy.
With the unwavering support of the Global Fund and the dedication of all stakeholders, the nation is poised to overcome the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

US$8 Million by Global Fund to Combat Tuberculosis and Malaria

The Solomon Islands celebrates a monumental step forward in the battle against tuberculosis and malaria after the signing of a crucial new grant agreement with the Global Fund.
While in the Solomon Islands providing election support, the Australian Defence Force worked with MEHRD to efficiently distribute the textbooks to Makira, Choiseul, and Temotu provinces.

Australia Delivers School Books Across Solomon Islands

The Australian Defence Force, in collaboration with the Education Sector Support Program and the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), completed deliveries weighing an estimated 5,000 kgs of educational resources to three provinces across the Solomon Islands.

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