BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
A welcome reception for Pacific Islands Leadership Programme’s (PILP) 1st Alumni reunion will be hosted this evening by the Taiwan Embassy in Solomon Islands at Mendana Hotel.
This is according to the Taiwan Embassy’s Deputy Counselor, Mr Oliver Weng.
Speaking briefly about the programme, he explained that it is a joint effort between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the East West Centre in Hawaii, USA.
In addition, Mr Weng said that PILP was founded in 2013 with the objective to assist young leaders of Pacific countries to develop their individual leadership capacity as well as to create a connection between the Pacific and Asia through successful experiences from Taiwan.
He also noted that this year will be the programme’s 6th year since being established and that under the programme, training courses are offered in Hawaii and Taipei.
“The participants for the First PILP Alumni Reunion come from Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Kiribati, French Polynesia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Solomon Islands,” said Weng.