SIWIBA Mini Trade Fair Committee Set

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The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association appointed an organizing to coordinate a Women Mini Trade Fair event on June.

The team of nine, has been selected to work towards the event. 


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SIWIBA Board and Guest speakers from ROC

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) were honored with the presence of the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in Solomon Islands at their 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Honiara.

An invitation from SIWIBA was sent to the Embassy of ROC (Taiwan) to be guest speakers in last week Thursday’s AGM at the YWCA Conference Room.

Attending the AGM on behalf of the Embassy were the Deputy Councilor, Mr. Oliver Weng and Taiwan Health Center Leader in Solomon Islands, Ms. Alice Hsu.

SIWIBA Annual General Meeting Held

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A report presentation during the AGM

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) held its 5th Annual General Meeting at the YWCA conference on 26th May 2016.

The AGM was set to discuss all reports within SIWIBA to their members and share upcoming activities for 2016 as of May.


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A three day training 8 women of SIWIBA undergo a three day training program which was offered by the APTC on costing and prizing.

The training funded by APTC and delivered by SBEC was hosted at the mothers union hall all saints parish.

Members from the formal sector who were part of the training confirmed that the training influences a lot of decision making in their current costing and pricing strategies.

Members who were part of the training further added that costing and pricing is an important part of business especially for women, who operate small medium enterprise and it is a benchmark to understand and know the approach on appropriate costs and prices against products and services

SIWIBA acknowledge ATPC for the training opportunity which was closed on the 26th May.


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SIWIBA celebrate the Meres Market with “International Midwifery Day “ hosted by the midwifery council here in Solomon Islands. The market which happen from 24 to 26 may was a substitute to Junes 2016.

The market was a great event where members involved in promotions, dancing and selling of products and services

SIWIBA made awareness programs, demonstration on business sales and gestures and cooking demonstrations which really attract the public especially men who wish to cook for their wives on mother’s day.

SIWIBA draw some good crowd apart from other normal market.

Awards were given to members as acknowledgement for members who participate the meres market program.

SIWIBA acknowledge DFAT for supporting the  programs and activties 


Costing and Prizing Training

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Just after a cooking training SIWIBA members undergo 3 days costing (23th to 25th May) and pricing training facilitated by SBEC

The training is set to give members the skills and knowledge to develop costing and pricing strategies for their products and services.

SIWIBA have been giving out similar trainings to its members since 2015 especially for new members and those members who wish to recap on their costing and pricing.

The training close with remarks and details from DFAFT, SIWIBA secretariat and the Members

 15 women were part of the training and received certificates during the closing 

6 Members complete advance cooking training with Ejay

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6 members of SIWIBA who operate food services in the formal sector successfully complete an advance training with EJAY cooking class on May 13th at the residence of the facilitator Mr. Jay Daloafu. The small training covered advance dishes and pastries. The training target formal food services sectors to excel in their cooking skills as well  as encouraging healthy preparations and menue.

The training was successful with members receiving their certificate after the completion of the training 

SIWIBA acknowledge DFAT for their contniues support towards the training activities.

SIWIBA meets with SI Ambassador to Cuba

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SIWIBA Vice President Mrs. Julie Haro , H.E Mr Simeon Bouro SI Ambassador to Cuba  and SIWIBA Board Member Mrs Ethel Saelea

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) Board and Secretariat representatives had the honour to meet with the Solomon Islands Ambassador to Cuba, His Excellency Simeon Bouro.

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