Re­source chal­lenges faced by PIPSO

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Pa­cific Is­lands Pri­vate Sec­tor Or­gan­i­sa­tion (PIPSO), chair­man, Klaus Stun­zner, says lim­ited re­sources con­tinue to pose chal­lenges to the or­gan­i­sa­tion. “Fi­nan­cial re­sources, hu­man re­sources lim­i­ta­tion and ac­cess to the dif­fer­ent types of as­sis­tance are our some ar­eas that chal­lenge us,” he said. But he said PIPSO will gauge its strengths as well whilst iden­ti­fy­ing the gaps where it can bring in out­side as­sis­tance to help achieve their ob­jec­tives.

There­fore, the PIPSO Strate­gic Plan­ning Work­shop that is cur­rently un­der­way at Tanoa Sky­lodge Ho­tel in Nadi will do thor­ough strate­gic plan­ning in a bid to fur­ther grow PIPSO and en­gage more re­sources into the or­gan­i­sa­tion. “One area we al­ways need to ac­count is the lim­ited re­sources PIPSO has to work with,” Mr Stun­zner said.

“While there are a lot of ex­pec­ta­tions and a lot of needs to be ac­com­plished, we also need to bal­ance it with ad­e­quate re­sources that we have.

“Our fo­cus for to­day and to­mor­row is the strate­gic plan­ning, I guess for us to see how we can move PIPSO for­ward in next three years so that we re­main rel­e­vant to our mem­bers.

“Also that we are able to pro­vide value and meet ex­pec­ta­tions not just of our mem­bers but our donor de­vel­op­ment part­ners and lead­ers in terms of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and trade.”

Women tar­get

To­mor­row, PIPSO will con­duct its An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing and as well as a ca­pac­ity build­ing work­shop for the chief ex­ec­u­tives of the Cham­bers of Com­merce for the Na­tional Pri­vate Sec­tor Or­gan­i­sa­tion from its mem­ber part­ners.

PIPSO chief ex­ec­u­tive, Mereia Volavola, said: “There has been increase in en­trepreneurs in in­for­mal sec­tor, which is a good sign but we need to set a di­rec­tion for it.” She said they were look­ing at more de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes to tar­get small and medium en­ter­prises sec­tor.


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