TechInPacific – The Australian-based Asian trade and investment advisory and research firm TradeWorthy will step up as advisor for the Pacific E-commerce Strategy and Roadmap development.
The company will work together with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) to coordinate and assess Nauru’s readiness in running digital trades.
“TradeWorthy is delighted to have been selected as the company which will support the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat coordinating the development of the Pacific E-commerce Strategy and Roadmap and the national e-commerce readiness assessment of Nauru, two key components of the Pacific E-Commerce Initiative (PECI), with funding from Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.” Lead Adviser of TradeWorthy Sven Callebaut said.
“I am very proud to lead the team who will carry out the above assignments to be completed in July 2021. An experienced team made of Setaita Tupua Kalou, Rahul Bhatnagar, Alumita Sera S. Lekenaua (Ms), and Danny Burrows, under the overall direction of the PIFS and the Nauru Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.”
According to Secretary-General Dame Meg Taylor of PIFS, E-commerce is the ‘key regional priority’ in the Pacific Aid-for-Trade strategy 2020-2025.
“To achieve this priority, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has taken the lead in supporting Forum Islands Countries in their efforts to take part in the global digital revolution. The focus will ensure regionalism can most effectively complement national efforts, aligning the work on E-commerce with directions set by the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.”
The Regional E-commerce Strategy, according to Head of the Office of the Pacific within Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ewen McDonald, will be coordinated, cost-effective, using best-practice approaches in addressing common challenges, and directly benefitting Pacific governments and the region’s private sector.
The development will focus on actionable steps at the regional level to improve digital trade readiness, meanwhile, both PIFS and United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will assess it on the national and regional level.
The final document will be sent to Forum Trade Ministers for formal endorsement, and the Secretariat will notify Nauru, regional, and international stakeholders on the development.
Interested organizations on consultation regarding the development can contact below:
Ms. Moana Matariki ([email protected]) (Perspective Sharing)
Mr. Masau Detudamo ([email protected]) (Nauru E-commerce Assessment)