BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THE Republic of China (Taiwan) encourages aspiring leaderships across the Pacific including Solomon Islands to apply for the Pacific Islands Leadership Programme (PILP).
Taiwan made this call during a PILP alumni reception at the Mendana Hotel on Sunday March 18.
Deputy Counselor for Taiwan’s Embassy in Solomon Islands Mr Oliver Weng said PILP is an ideal platform designed to help Pacific island people build their capacity to become leaders.
He said there is a need of more Solomon Islanders to apply for this training programme because it covers a variety of interesting training programmes which will boost an individual’s capacity.
“This programme will really help to develop Solomon Islands young leaders’ capacity, and we encourage young leaders to apply for the PILP,” Mr Weng said.
“We hope to contribute in terms of capacity building and wish Solomon young leaders can be the backbone of the country someday in the near future.”
The East West Centre President Dr Richard R Vuylseke also encourages young people across the Pacific to apply for the PILP as one platform significant for developing the young generation to become good leaders in near future.
Mr Vuylseke further encouraged top leaders from Taiwan’s ally countries to market and advertise the PILP training and EWC about its roles to the Pacific island countries.
Mr Ednal Palmer who is one of the PILP said the training prepares individuals well.
He said it has a tough selection process, but it is worth joining because of its learning practicality that ensures everyone thrives.
The PILP is an annual programme; this year’s application is already closed.
It will open soon and interested applicants are encouraged to check the Taiwanese Embassy later this year.