Secretariat support for Solomon Islands
The Commonwealth sent a mission to promote discussions in Solomon Islands on how the country can improve women’s participation in politics.
In April 2019, the Commonwealth observed and reported on Solomon Islands’ general elections.
In September 2019, Solomon Islands hosted a Commonwealth Election Professionals (CEP) Initiative training. Participants shared experience and good practice on staffing for elections.
The Secretariat is helping Solomon Islands establish and strengthen youth workers’ associations.
The Secretariat supports Solomon Islands to deliver climate action by building its capacity to access international climate finance through the Climate Finance Access Hub and supporting the development of robust climate policies.
As part of the Learning for Life project, the Secretariat helped Solomon Islands to reduce inequalities in education and improve results.
At the Regional Consultation for Asia-Pacific in Singapore in May 2019, the Secretariat supported Solomon Islands in expanding its trade with other Commonwealth countries.
Solomon Islands in the Commonwealth
Solomon Islander Bobby Siarani was named 2019 Commonwealth Youth Award Winner for the Pacific Region. He founded a biogas initiative to address waste disposal and provide clean energy.