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Markets for Change Project Partners Meet to Consider Phase II Design

Friday, February 12, 2021

Partners of the Markets for Change (M4C) project in Vanuatu, including the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs Hon. Maau’Koro Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau joined Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner H.E Clemency Oliphant and other stakeholder representatives from the local governments, municipal councils, market vendor associations, and government departments for the M4C Phase II Design Validation Workshop on Monday.

Markets for Change Project Partners Meet to discuss Phase II Design

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Hon. Premila Kumar, Minister for Local Government, H.E John Feakes, the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji and Sandra Bernklau, the Representative of UN Women joined other stakeholders from municipal councils and market vendor associations at a validation workshop to discuss plans for a second phase of the Markets for Change project for Fiji.

Additional tents to promote social distancing at markets

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Thousands of market vendors across Fiji will be able to continue selling their produce while practicing social distancing to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions, with additional tents handed over to the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Community Development today.

Investing in the resilience of rural women in the wake of COVID 19

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Women market vendors trading at Vunisea Market on Kadavu celebrated for the first time, the International Day of Rural Women (IDRW). They were joined by H.E Jonathan Curr, the New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji, whose Government’s commitment through the New Zealand-United Nations (UN) Partnership enabled the UN Women Markets for Change project to extend the project to Vunisea Market, Kadavu.

Melemaat to benefit from new ring-road market

Friday, October 2, 2020

Another ring-road market was opened by the Director General of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ms. Cherol Ala Ianna and Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu at Melemaat village yesterday, 1 October 2020.

Emua and Beverly Hills celebrate their new market infrastructure

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The residents of Beverly Hills and Emua communities celebrated the opening of their new markets yesterday, 30 September 2020. The markets were officially opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs, Honourable Maau’Koro Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau and the Australian High Commissioner to Vanuatu, Her Excellency Sarah DeZoeten, and will benefit over 70 households in both communities.

Surviving in the market space

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

How has COVID 19 impacted Pacific women and girls? As some Pacific island nations reverse COVID 19-related restrictions, states are beginning to shift their focus on rejuvenating their economies.

Central Market Facilities Declared Open

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Vanuatu and Australian Governments today celebrated the official opening of the Port Vila Central Market facilities upgrade. The upgrade, which began in July 2019 was funded by the Australian Government through the Tropical Cyclone Pam Recovery Program and the UN Women Markets for Change (M4C) Project, valued at 170 million Vatu (1.47million USD).

Category-5 Cyclone Resilient Rakiraki Market Opens

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The people of Rakiraki today celebrated the official opening of the new Rakiraki Market by Prime Minister, Rear Admiral (RET) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama. The new structure is a great example of the partnership between the Government of Fiji, and the Australian Government through the Markets for Change project implemented by UN Women. The new market is Category 5 cyclone-resilient and includes a 40-bed accommodation centre for rural women vendors to stay overnight, improving their personal security and the safety of their produce.

Celebrating Partnerships for Gender Equality in the Marketplace

Friday, August 23, 2019

Good news for market vendors and market goers in Gizo, Western Province, Solomon Islands: Today, the Australian Government is celebrating the grand official opening of the Gizo Market with the Western Provincial Government and the Gizo Market Vendors Association (GMVA).

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