The National, Wednesday March 5th, 2014
FOR the first time in its 36-year history, the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) Global Women in Management (GWIM) programme will be held in Papua New Guinea, bringing together 26 women from across the country.
The three-week workshop from March 24 to April 11, run by Plan International USA, aims to strengthen women’s management, leadership, and technical skills to advance economic opportunities and build the next generation of women working in civil society or for nonprofit in Papua New Guinea.
The CEDPA GWIM programme was supported by ExxonMobil’s women’s economic opportunity initiative, a global effort launched in 2005 to help women in more than 90 countries fulfill their economic potential and drive economic and social change in their communities.
To date, ExxonMobil has invested more than USA$70 million around the world to help carry out the programmes that had directly benefitted tens of thousands of women around the world.
Decie Autin, ExxonMobil PNG Ltd project executive, welcomed the CEDPA GWIM participants to Port Moresby.
“We are proud to support this important program that helps equip women leaders with valuable skills,” Autin said.
“I am thrilled that so many women – many of whom are already making a difference in their local communities – will come together to learn new skills and network.
“Over the past four years, we have provided support for local women to participate in this program in Indonesia and Washington, DC, and they have made huge contributions on their return to Papua New Guinea.”