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EBI 2.0 Cohort Site Visit to Wika

wika-team-photo Group photo of EBI 2.0 cohort with YECSI Coordinator, Chairman and Wika project engineers
Our Ennovation Blo Iumi (EBI) 2.0 cohort were delighted to be hosted by Wika for a project site visit on Saturday 15 January 2021. As young business owners it was inspiring to see first hand the hard work being done towards the South Pacific Games. The EBI cohort realized that as they plan for the future they must not forget the oppo...
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Vacancies at YECSI (Re-advertised)

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YECSI is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions. Individuals who have applied need not apply again. Due date for applications is 4.30pm, Monday 24 January 2022. 1) Position: Coordinator (Re-advertised) Requirements Bachelor's degree in Business Management or related field 2 years experience private sector development, busin...
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YECSI Updates Prime Minister’s Office

YECSI Updates Prime Minister’s Office YECSI’s Chairlady Millicent Barty and YECSI Coordinator Emmanuel Pitakaka posing with officials of PIMEU after their meeting this week (Photo: GCU)
(GCU): For youth business organization- Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) – it is a tick in the box for them to have the opportunity to do presentation for policy officials in the Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC). Yesterday (Thursday 15th October) YECSI's founder and chairlady Millicent Barty and YECSI' Coordinator Emma...
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YECSI partners with Strongim Bisnis for Youth Innovation Programme

YECSI partners with Strongim Bisnis for Youth Innovation Programme L - R: The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) Coordinator, Emmanuel Pitakaka, Chairlady, Millicent Barty, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Youth Director at Strongim Bisnis, Mr Gianluca Nardi and after signing the partnership agreement to pursue the Youth Innovation Programme. (Photo: SICCI)
  (SICCI): Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic situation dwindling and affecting 'business-as-usual' activities, the Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) has come up with an innovative approach to use technology to deliver its services and their new in-house programme "Ennovation Blo Iumi". With support from Strongim Bisn...
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YECSI Signs Partnership with NZ High Commission

YECSI Signs Partnership with NZ High Commission New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Georgina Roberts and the Deputy Head of Mission, Ms Hannah van Voorthuysen (standing far right) with YECSI representatives led by Chairlady, Ms Millicent Bart, Vice Chairlady, Mrs Chrisnrita Aumanu Leong, YECSI Coordinator, Emmanuel Pitakaka. (Photo: NZ High Commission)
(YECSI): The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) and the New Zealand Government were pleased to formalise a partnership to support the development of young Solomon Islanders in a signing ceremony last week. YECSI Chairlady, Ms Millicent Barty extended her appreciation for the partnership after signing a grant funding agreement with ...
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Young Pitakaka Set to lead YECSI

Young Pitakaka Set to lead YECSI New YECSI Coordinator, Emmanuel Pitakaka (Photo: SICCI)
(SICCI): The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) now has a new Coordinator. He is Emmanuel Pitakaka. Young Pitakaka replaces the outgoing coordinator John Wopereis. Hailed from Choiseul, Pitakaka is a recent graduate from the University of Waikato in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Laws. Emmanuel is a young father and is passionate a...
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YECSI, Solomon Power partner to create ‘Lightbulb Group’

YECSI, Solomon Power partner to create ‘Lightbulb Group’ The Lightbulb group will bring Home Blo Iumi’s winning teams under YECSI’s membership and provide them with further opportunities to practise innovation and creativity paving a pathway towards entrepreneurship. (Pictured here) First members of the Lightbulb group with YECSI Coordinator, John Wopereis and YECSI Membership and Communication Officer, Irish Melaume. (Photo: YECSI)
(YECSI): Following the successful launch of the Home Blo Iumi Program in September 2019, the Young Entrepreneurs Council of Solomon Islands (YECSI) has fostered a partnership with Solomon Power in the creation of the 'Lightbulb Group' program. A statement from YECSI said Home Blo Iumi is YECSI's annual program which focuses on promoting entrepreneu...
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YECSI Launches Business Mentoring Programme

YECSI Launches Business Mentoring Programme For this pilot programme, nine young entrepreneurs are paired with experienced mentors who are also members of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI).
(SICCI): The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) has launched the first ever business mentoring programme on Thursday 2nd May, 2019. Called 'Teachim Me', the programme offers mentoring opportunities for YECSI members where they can gain the ability to learn and improve their businesses by interacting with experienced mentor. For thi...
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Gender Journey in Business

Gender Journey in Business At 36, Florence, a mother of two, is an experienced entrepreneur who manages a successful retail business, in a country where older men dominate the business landscape, she is an anomaly. (Photo: UNDP in Asia Pacific)
(UNDP): After years of struggling to find a job or start a small business in the Solomon Islands, she felt poultry farming would be a profitable venture. And it was. As the chickens and eggs multiplied, her resources grew, she started to make a tidy profit. For five years her business flourished until cheap chicken imports flooded the market. It wa...
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