The Solomon Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, Her Excellency, Mrs Joy Kere acknowledged the New Zealand government for its support towards the establishment of the RSE websites. The launching of the RSE website was held on Tuesday 21st March 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand.
High Commissioner Kere was given the honour to talk on behalf of the Pacific RSE sending countries during the official launching. She acknowledged the New Zealand government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment for the support rendered towards the project. “This is a project which took 18 months in the making and establishing 9 websites and 9 database is not an easy feature so congratulations to a great partnership which made the launching possible”, High Commissioner Kere said.
The website is an important milestone under the Strengthening Partnership (SPP) Programme and one that through the information generated from the date base being collected, will greatly, help set the directions for the future of the RSE and SSP for the 9 Pacific Islands RSE sending countries.
Mrs Kere stated that, “for Solomon Islands, the RSE Labour Mobility programme offered by New Zealand is currently the Solomon Islands flagship and it is one of the most successful story”. She is optimistic with the RSE website, this will be beneficial for all stakeholders as they will benefit greatly from the information that will be disseminated and the data generated will be used for the improvement of the Labour Mobility programme. The Solomon Islands RSE database and can be found on the following website link www.heretoworksolomons.com.
Those attending the launching include New Zealand government officials, Head of Pacific Missions and Consular representative based in New Zealand.