Network directory

As a business owner it’s valuable to learn from the experience of others – both within your industry and the wider business community. With 87 per cent of business said to come through referrals it’s also critically important to build a network of contacts that can help promote you and refer business your way.

Business networks also provide the opportunity to meet other businesswomen, find mentors to support you on your journey, be inspired by their success stories and learn from the mistakes of others. Business networks are also a great place to obtain information about specific aspects of running a business such as finding suppliers and tapping into new markets.

It’s also important to engage the professional services of specialist agencies such as trade and investment promotion agencies, NGOs and other government and multilateral agencies who provide technical assistance, training and development, grants and scholarships to support women in business across the Pacific.



In-store banking

In-store Banking service allows a wide number of merchants to provide banking services to customers through an EFTPOS terminal. At an In-Store Banking merchant you can do the following without having to spend money and time travelling to a branch: Conduct balance enquiries; Make cash withdrawals or cash deposits; Transfer funds between accounts Pay bills […]

Intellectual Property Office of Papua New Guinea (IPOPNG)

Intellectual Property Office of Papua New Guinea (IPOPNG) P.O Box 5053 Boroko National Capital District Phone: (675) 321 73 11 Website:

International Finance Corporation

The IFC is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries. Designed to meet the specific needs of their clients, their offering is focused on infrastructure, manufacturing, agribusiness, services, and financial markets. For information visit

International Women's Development Agency (IWDA)

Founded in 1985, the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) has worked in partnership with 194 program partners across 36 countries and territories to advance women’s rights in the Asia Pacific region.

Joy’s Social Training Institute

Joy’s Social Training Institute focuses on supporting women involved in business and addressing gender issues such as violence against women in PNG.

Kiribati National Tourism Organisation (KNTO)

The official tourism office of Kiribati. For information visit

Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes provides sexual and reproductive and family planning services to women, men and young people in PNG. The organisation also offers friendly, non-judgemental advice and information on sexual health – simply call 1200 from anywhere in PNG. For more information on the organisation, visit call 325 5320.

Medical Services Pacific

MSP helps women, youth and children to gain greater access to information, quality health care and social services. It also offers free clinical services and provides holistic care to those in need including: clinical, counselling, child protection, human rights and legal advice for survivors of sexual assault and gender violence. Contact Drop in to the […]

Meri Toksave

Meri Toksave Inc. aims to mitigate and end the incidence and impact of domestic, family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea. Meri Toksave is a youth-led organisation that provides youth empowerment and community empowerment to achieve solutions in ending violence against women and in achieving women’s rights. The organisation has created a directory of emergency services for […]

Ministry of Commerce, Labour & Tourism (MCLT), Tonga

The MCLT’s website provides valuable information on how to set up a business in Tonga. For information visit