Countries / Territories


  • The Pacific: engaging women vendors in the tourism value chain

    • DatesJul 2011 - May 2012
    • Donor(s)ITF (Window 1) - Project Development Fund
    • Project #INT/U1/63A
    • BudgetUSD 64,600

    Project objective

    The project aims at designing and mobilizing resources for a large-scale initiative aimed at improving livelihoods by empowering Pacific women to participate in the tourism sector. The goal is to address gender inequality and poverty by fostering employment, alternative livelihood options and income for women in the Pacific region. Integration into regional trade and development of exports will be a key outcome of the project, along with an increased understanding of supply chains, value chains and the international trading system. The project will primarily target cruise ship tourists calling on various ports in Vanuatu and Tonga.

    Beneficiary countries

    • 2011 Tonga; Vanuatu
    • 2012 Tonga