“Negotiating skills are critical.”
These are the words of the Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa to participants of the Multilateral Negotiation Workshop of the Department of Women.
Minister Vuniwaqa told participants to learn as much as they can from the workshop facilitator Ms. Bindu Armstrong who with the support of the New Zealand High Commission will be training the group of Senior Officers from the Department of Women.
“This workshop is intended to equip you with knowledge and techniques for multilateral negotiation, protocols and negotiation etiquette, agreed language and research, consensus, coalition building and drafting outcomes documents”
“I am sure by the end of the 2 days, you will have increased knowledge, confidence and skills to perform efficiently in both bilateral and multilateral working environments”
“Being able to effectively get the voices of our women heard at those levels is very important for us as the National Women’s Machinery”