Menstrual Health Market Trade Finance

Expressions of Interest for Trade Finance implementation partner now open until 30 October. 

Following on from the Australian Government’s ‘Last Taboo’ research about the menstrual health market in the Pacific, and Pacific RISE and Criterion Institute’s subsequent workshop to identify investment opportunities, Pacific RISE is seeking an implementation partner in the final design and launching of a new trade finance vehicle for the Pacific region, focusing on the menstrual health market.

Background reading

To find out more about Menstrual Health Workshop that led to this opportunity, review our Menstrual Health microsite. This includes the final workshop report, attendees and presenters.

Read our Trade Finance opportunity paper co-written with the Criterion Institute, which outlines the Trade Finance opportunity.

We have put together an Expression of Interest Guidance Document that outlines timelines, eligibility for applicants and more for those interested in wanting to know more about the opportunity.

Want to submit an Expression of Interest?

There will be a three-step process in appointing our Trade Finance implementation partner.

  1. Answer a 15 question EOI by 30 October.  This is hosted on Smarty Grants and can be accessed here.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a workshop on 11 November in Sydney (TBD based on applicants) with 1-3  other shortlisted partners, menstrual health enterprises, investors and Pacific RISE stakeholders. All costs of attending the workshop will be covered by Pacific RISE.
  3. Those attending the workshop will then be invited to submit a  work plan for implementing the Trade Finance vehicle including resourcing.  Work plans will be reviewed by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade representatives, Pacific RISE team and our core partners. A final partner will be identified.

Note: Potential investors have already been identified and social enterprises have been engaged.

For more information contact Pacific RISE.