BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
THE Solomon Islands National Women’s Leadership Workshop has successfully completed its four-day programme to prepare aspiring women candidates for the upcoming national general elections and future elections.
The training involved women across the nine provinces and women who reside in Honiara who aspire to be in the national and provincial office.
Speaking at the closing ceremony the Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Roderick Brazier encouraged the participants to keep on fighting and aim high.
“Keep on fighting, keep on jumping higher and really look forward to see many of you women in the Solomon Islands leadership positions in both national and provincial offices
“It has been a fruitful workshop involves a wide range of people with different views and approaches.”
Brazier voiced that having more women in parliament is good for the whole country in terms of decision making.
The workshop was implemented by Strengthening the Electoral Cycle in the Solomon Islands project (SECSIP) in partnership with Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) and is funded by Australian government, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).