Ka Hao – PTI NZ partnership: Empowering Indigenous Private Sector through e-Commerce

About the Project

PTI NZ has partnered with Ka Hao Indigenous e-Commerce to provide an intensive, skills training project in digital trade. Over the course of twelve weeks, successful applicants will learn from online workshops, peer learning led by Ka Hao’s network of e-Commerce experts through a systems-based approach to website build, maintenance, marketing, driving traffic, managing customer base, reaching new markets, managing online sales, and much more.

The full scholarship has a value of NZD 30,750 and will be awarded to eighteen motivated and driven applicants. Just by completing the application process, businesses and individuals will gain access to the online modules for their own learning, receive a six-month Shopify subscription, and learn skills to develop a successful mindset for e-Commerce and business.

384 business owners registered; 18 scholarships were awarded; recipients came from 12 FICs, represented in 9 industries.

You can find more information in PTI New Zealand Annual Report 2022.

Start and End Date


Geographical Focus

Pacific Region

Main Beneficiary

Private Sector



Budget ($)


Contact Person

Ellen Callister
Trade Development Officer

Policy Area

PA6. E-commerce Skills Development

Strategic Output

6.1. The regional innovation/start-up ecosystem for E-commerce business ventures is strengthened.


6.1.2 Partner with existing co-working spaces and innovation hubs to develop a regional program of short courses supporting the business community with skill development and with mentoring for the digital economy

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