A University of the South Pacific lecturer will be the first participant from the South Pacific region to represent Graduate Women (Fiji) to the 2018 Global Change Leaders Program in Canada.
Rosalia Fatiaki will be advocating on the significance of encouraging and empowering women to pursue higher education despite the numerous challenges women in less developing countries are faced with.
She said the program enabled women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organisations and communities.
“We are a country where women hold key positions in society, whether it is in the home, the workplace, government or in business,” she said.
“We need to ensure enabling platforms exist to encourage the participation of women in various sectors of the economy, and by pursuing higher education women in Fiji will be able to do so.”
The seven-week leadership program will enable women to share their learning environment with other emerging women leaders from around the world.
The program is scheduled to take place on May 9 to June 28 at the Cody International Institute.