• Australia-Pacific connections for a digital future

    Benjamin Blackshaw     |      October 4, 2019

    Pacific Connect brings together emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from across the South Pacific and a recent Ideas Exchange at NSW Parliament House showed the power of the program to make meaningful connections.

  • Making friends across the Pacific at the ICDP women’s business dialogue

    Trish Mackie-Smith     |      February 28, 2019

    Trish Mackie-Smith, the co-creator of property app Inndocs, discusses her experience at the recent “Women in Business & Digital Delivery” dialogue in Brisbane, organised by the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships.

  • The ICDP year in review

    Tina Briggs     |      December 19, 2018

    The International Centre for Democratic Partnerships runs the Australian Government’s ‘Pacific Connect’ program to build closer relationships with emerging leaders in the Pacific. Its programme coordinator, Tina Briggs, reflects on its first full year of operations.

  • Deepening Australia-Pacific connections

    Benjamin Blackshaw     |      September 11, 2018

    Over a stunning view of Sydney Harbour, the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships held a reception at EY on 27th August to celebrate its first anniversary and participants’ achievements in implementing the Australian Government’s Pacific Connect program.

  • A year in the life of a small not-for-profit

    Tina Briggs     |      July 18, 2018

    The International Centre for Democratic Partnerships is celebrating its first birthday. Created by Global Access Partners, this independent, non-political organisation encourages dialogue, discussions and better relationships between current and emerging leaders in Australia and the Pacific.

  • Pacific Connect-USP Academic Dialogue discusses digital innovation

    Tina Briggs     |      June 29, 2018

    23 representatives from Australian and Pacific universities and international organisations discussed innovative digital solutions for tertiary education at a network dialogue organised by the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships in Suva in Fiji on the 19th of June.

  • The First Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue – Communiqué to key stakeholders

    Open Forum     |      June 19, 2018

    The Communiqué from the initial Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue, held in March in Port Moresby, has been released, outlining new projects in PNG based on blockchain and digital identity.

  • ICDP and Pacific Connect join ‘Together for a Digital Pacific 2018’ Conference

    Tina Briggs     |      June 14, 2018

    Members of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships recently travelled to Apia in Samoa to attend the ‘Together for a Digital Pacific 2018’ conference co-sponsored by the Samoan Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).