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.
Working in partnership with relevant Pacific private sector organisations, PCF facilitates and delivers capability workshops in the region with a particular focus on 'Digital Exporting'.
This is an opportunity for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to acquire relevant knowledge and skills on how digital technology can be used effectively to assist entry into export market.
The Māori Pacific Business Forum is an initiative which establishes a platform 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.
The PCF Media Programme focuses on improving the level and quality of media exposure in the Pacific, with particular interest on economic development, arts and culture. Selected students will be immersed in the newsroom for two weeks where they will meet reporters and come away with a better understanding of regional issues.
Applications for the 2019 programme are now closed.
PCF working in partnership with MFAT, offer high achieving undergraduate Pacific and Timor Leste scholars the opportunity to be part of the Summer Internship Programme. After a vigorous selection process, scholars are matched with relevant organisations in NZ and in some scholars’ home countries to complete a 10-week internship during the summer break. This gives scholars invaluable professional work experience at reputable organisations, an opportunity to develop professional networks, and to improve their readiness to enter employment on return to their home country.
Applications for the 2019 - 2020 Summer Internship programme are now closed.
PCF, in collaboration with the MFAT Auckland Office, Pacific Trade and Invest (PT&I) and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), host quarterly meetings for the Chairs of the respective Business Councils and Pacific Business Trust (PBT). It is a great forum to understand the private sector issues in the Pacific, a ‘collective voice’ of the private sector to MFAT and to drive synergies among the Business Councils.
Click on image to view this year's Pacific Chairs Forum with Parliamentary Under-Secretary Mr. Fletcher Tabuteau