The Women and Girls in ICT-Vanuatu with the financial assistance of the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR) under the department of Consumer Affairs have worked on an ecommerce website project embracing ICT as an enabler to achieve the business objectives of the market vendors in a cost-effective trading system. The project was very intensive and lasted for only six weeks from mid-March till April to finally produce an outcome of Phase I of the project deliverables which is an ecommerce website called Shop Vanuatu. Shop Vanuatu was created for vendors to sell their products on-line. The website can be viewed on www.shopvanuatu.vu

The main purpose of the project is to increase economic opportunities for Ni-Vanuatu vendors especially women and girls to grow their small businesses and create economic security for themselves, their families and communities and achieved their aspirations by leveraging their sales and revenue through an accessible worldwide online marketplace.

In a way, it is to bring the market place to a global space by way of using technology and introduce an innovative way of doing business for the vendors.

The TRBR acknowledges the project coordinator (Doreen Leona) for her time and efforts invested by delivering this project successfully.

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