Women have demonstrated their resilience in response to previous disasters and shocks, and are well placed to help drive economic recovery in Fiji.
Therefore, it is important to recognise, value and support the areas of the economy where women participate, including the labour market, informal markets and MSMEs.
Focus areas for the Fiji Call have been selected as they are areas which have high potential to support diversification of Fiji’s economy and women’s participation in the economy as consumers, suppliers, producers and employees.
The focus areas selected in Fiji are:
Digital and e-commerce platforms that promote commercial opportunities and enable the increased participation of women as consumers, suppliers or producers. The BPP is particularly interested in ideas that provide business linkages and positive impacts for women in the informal sector
Firms offering business services (B2B) that can create new jobs or upskilling opportunities for women.
For initiatives in the B2B services sector, the BPP would welcome proposals from Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services as well as other professional services which cater to business needs
For example, relevant industries include ICT, accounting, legal and financial services, telecommunications, training and skills development, marketing and sales, where the proposal would support other businesses, particularly in facilitating women’s economic opportunities.