Sogavare Praises Waka Mere Initiative
Quoting the Solomon Times on Line – 11 November 2019
“The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare believes the national Government can learn from the Waka Mere model in improving gender equality in leadership roles in the country’s public service.
“Hon Sogavare was guest speaker at a business breakfast event to celebrate the successful completion and launch of the Waka Mere Commitment to Action report which shows 6,585 employees from fifteen companies in the private sector are now benefiting from more equal, supportive and respectful workplaces.
“I am of the view that Government can also learn from Waka Mere companies.
“We (Government) are the single largest employer in Solomon Islands but we are still a long way from gender equity in many of our leadership positions. The Waka Mere model is something we will be looking to learn from the role model companies here today,” the Prime Minister said.
“Waka Mere was designed in close collaboration with Solomon Islands businesses. Its goal was to address social norms that prevent women and men from fully participating in the workforce, thereby reducing business productivity, profitability and reputation.”
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