A customer with her pay-as-you-go solar power solution from a DFAT partnership with Sola PayGo, Bmobile and d.light in Hanuabada, Papua New Guinea. BPP/Sarah Wiles.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has announced ten new private sector partnerships in the Business Partnerships Platform’s (BPP) third funding round. The BPP enables businesses to work with DFAT to create a social impact – create jobs, income and empower women – while delivering commercial returns.
The ten new partnerships are expected to benefit one million people and create $120 million in additional savings and income for producers and consumers. The private sector will contribute $5.4 million to scale business opportunities in the clean energy, agriculture and financial inclusion sectors.
The successful partnerships will:
Papua New Guinea support affordable solar solutions for remote households and businesses
DFAT is partnering with Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI) and World Vision to to increase farmer incomes in the Solomon Islands. The partnership will diversify KPSI’s product offering while working with farmers to increase cocoa yields and quality.
Bob Pollard, Managing Director of KPSI said:
“Kokonut Pacific’s motto is ‘improving village livelihood’. We are excited at the prospect of channelling this passion in new ways through the cocoa project, especially with such strong and committed partners as World Vision and DFAT.”