PCOC Board Meets at PCOC Office to discuss UNODC project activities. L-R: Yumie Morishita-Palau Pacific Resort, Ilebrang Olkeriil-Yokohama Restaurant, James Ku-PIE Printing, Sam Scott-Sam’s Tours/RYBC, Francisco “Nioch” Ueki, Jr.-UBDI, Kaipo Recheungel-Road Runner Palau, Ltelatk Fritz-WillBSoil Business Services.

KOROR, MAY 30, 2022 – The Palau Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with another UN agency to provide more assistance in Palau’s private sector. This time PCOC has received generous funding from the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to continue promoting business integrity and advocating anti-corruption in the local business community.
The grant from UNODC will allow PCOC to purchase new office equipment to support its new office location at the Palau Community College, as well as equipment and resources need to provide training workshops around Palau. PCOC is planning a series of workshops targeting young entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs in Koror, Babeldaob, and the outlying states.
Although the global COVID19 pandemic severely impact Palau’s local economy, especially the tourism and hospitality industry and the supporting industries, it was an much needed opportunity to for many to reflect on their business models and invest in capacity building. In 2021, PCOC was able to work with various entrepreneurs from small and medium enterprises to improve awareness on business integrity and anti-corruption in Palau’s community. The Chamber was also fortunate to work with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on building business skills and business continuity planning for Palauan artists in Palau’s informal economy that were also impacted when international travelling came to an unprecedented halt.
PCOC President Sam Scott and other PCOC board members were able to meet with Mr. John Hyde and Marie Cauchois who are the focal points for this UNODC project during a zoom meeting to discuss about the project timelines and activities planned for the year.
The Chamber is expecting to rollout a training schedule for the training workshops to be held in the second half of the year by mid-June or during its next General Membership Monthly Meeting. For more information about the Palau Chamber of Commerce, the UNODC Project, or upcoming training events, contact Jada Avesani or Janine Demk at (680) 488-3400 or by email to palauchamberofcommerce@gmail.com.
About Palau Chamber of Commerce
The Palau Chamber of Commerce is a chartered non-profit association with members coming from Palau’s private sector. The PCOC office is located on the ground floor of Palau Community College Tourism School behind the Cafeteria. The Chamber is established to advocate for the businesses in Palau’s private sector.

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