|+ Turning the page on remoteness in the Pacific
“We have no stronger opportunity for breakthroughs in all of the key areas economic social and environmental development than through digital technologies.”
At the recent Digital Pacific regional conference in Apia, Samoa (7–8 June), government delegates from Samoa and neighbouring states came together to discuss digital transformation with international expert-practitioners, academics, and private sector and NGO representatives.
Given their size, collaboration among Pacific Island States is fiscally sensible given the economies of scale, and could also enable a regional digital economy that would be benefited by common — or at least compatible — regulatory frameworks. Providing high-speed affordable and reliable connectivity requires regional collaboration.