More than twenty alumni of the Australia Awards Vanuatu (AAV) gathered at Chantilly’s for an information session about Vanuatu’s draft National Human Resource Development Plan, soon to be officially launched by the Vanuatu Government.
The information session was facilitated by Peter Morris, a skills development advisor engaged by the Prime Minister’s Office in 2018 to develop the National Human Resource Development Plan 2020-2030. This plan will help to ensure that investments in Post-School Education and Training are better targeted towards the achievement of the country’s National Sustainable Development Plan 2016-2030 objectives.
‘The Vanuatu government has wanted a plan like this for a long time and I am glad that we have finally finished this draft so that we can see where we are and realign ourselves to meet the National Sustainable Development Plan,’ he said. ‘After our research, we have discovered that there are some skills gaps in certain areas and also some sectors that have an employment surplus, so this should assist in implementing the necessary changes to ensure a more sustainable development for Vanuatu.’
The alumni who attended the event include some of Vanuatu’s current and emerging leaders from different sectors within the government, private sector and civil society. The diverse group included economists, analysts, finance managers, education personnel, public servants, and medical and law practitioners.
This information session is one of the monthly events organised by Australia Awards Vanuatu to strengthen its alumni network to continue to share ideas and knowledge and develop their skills.
Due to the popularity of this event, another information session on the National Human Resource Development Plan will be held in Luganville, Santo on the 11th of July 2019 for any AAV Alumni to attend.
If you have studied in Australia or in the region through an Australia Awards Scholarship or Fellowship, you are welcome to join this network of change makers.
For more information, please browse Australia Awards Vanuatu website or contact us here.
About Australia Awards
Australia has provided development assistance to Vanuatu for many years. Scholarships provide opportunities for Ni-Vanuatu to study in Australia or the Pacific region. Australia Awards scholarships address human capacity needs in Vanuatu and build people-to-people links.