Initiatives

To achieve PCF’s mission of promoting cooperation for sustainable economic development in the Pacific, PCF delivers targeted initiatives. PCF is primarily funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to enable the effective delivery of these projects.

The Inaugural PCF Youth Leadership Awards

The PCF Youth Leadership Awards encourages and rewards service leadership to benefit our communities in Aotearoa, the Pacific region and the world. The awards will take place on Wednesday 09 December in Wellington.

We encourage all NZ scholars from the Pacific and Timor-Leste, as well as our NZ Pacific youth to apply. Please note: You must be between the ages of 16 - 29 as of December 09 2020.

Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who have submitted their applications.

To view the full album of the Inaugural PCF Youth Leadership Awards 2020, click here.

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Digital Training and Capacity Building

Working in partnership with relevant Pacific private sector organisations, PCF facilitates and delivers workshops in the region with a particular focus on digital capability.

In June 2020 PCF collaborated with digital education service provider Code Avengers to launch the 'Digital Navigators' webinar series. The series explores the unique journey of several digital entrepreneurs based in the Pacific region.

See our past episodes below:

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PCF NZ Scholarships Internship programme

PCF working in partnership with MFAT, offer undergraduate Pacific and Timor Leste scholars the opportunity to be part of the New Zealand Scholarships Internship Programme.

The purpose of the internship is to provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in a real work place in preparation for employment in their home country as future public and/or private sector regional leaders.

For more information please click here to access the programme brochure.

To view the album of the 2020/2021 PCF NZ Scholarships Internship Final Review, see here.

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Pacific Fashion Fusion Show 2020 in association with PCF

The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) was the platinum sponsor for, ‘The Pacific Fusion Fashion Show (PFFS) ‘POLYNATION’, celebrating five years of success for PFFS LTD.

The PCF hosted a special red carpet event with 130 invited guests to the City Gallery in Wellington. POLYNATION was also broadcasted on FREEVIEW TV (Channel 200) and live streamed via The Coconet TV and FashioNZ Facebook pages.

This event assists in bringing greater awareness and appreciation by the people and communities of the Pacific Islands and New Zealand of their shared Pacific identity, history and culture, while also sharing with New Zealand, the Pacific region, and the world, the incredible breadth of Pacific creative fashion talent.

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PCF Māori Pacific Business Forum

The Māori Pacific Business Forum is an initiative that enables Māori and Pacific islands resource owners to converge and consider issues of mutual interest. In addition, with the success stories that Māori communities have experienced in progressing from social to major corporate initiatives, there is great interest from the Pacific side to learn from the Māori communities.

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The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) in partnership with Lagi-Maama Academy & Consultancy (Lagi-Maama) are deilvering Phase II of 'Arts' Moana Oceania and Tok Stori Tuesdays, an online series that explores the concept of 'art' from various Pacific island.

The partnership between PCF and Lagi Maama aligns with PCF's focus area of 'Promoting Our NZ Pacific Identity' to bring a greater awareness and appreciation by the people and communities of the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, of their shared Pacific identity, history and culture."

For more information about Tok Stori Tuesdays, please click on the image.

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The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF), with key Pacific business women facilitate the 'Pacific Women in Business' workshop, bringing together participants who are at the start of their enterprise journey. The workshop covers sessions including: Building a reputation through social media, setting up an e-commerce platform and knowing their currency as a businesswoman.

Presenters for this workshop include MENA Fashion founder Agnes Loheni, online entrepreneur Hana Schmidt and social media specialist Mary Aue.

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On August 15th 2020, the first-of-its-kind televised and digitally streamed 'Pacific Unite: Saving Lives Together' concert called on regional leaders, citizens and artists to unite in the global fight against COVID-19.

Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) were one of the eight support partners for the concert enabling New Zealand-Pacific comedian Tofiga Fepulea'i and Māori musician Tiki Taane to participate.

United Nations in the Pacific acknowledged PCF for their support:

"We are grateful to PCF for agreeing to support this historic event which drew our communities together during this pandemic. The UN is very much keen to continue bolstering this partnership and keep on collaborating on such exciting and noble undertakings with PCF."

Watch the concert by clicking on the image.

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