Stat of the week: In Vanuatu, 8.6% of the population lived below the international poverty line in 2019, a decrease from 13.1% in 2009

In Vanuatu, 8.6% of the population lived below the international poverty line in 2019, a decrease from 13.1% in 2009. This evolution shows some reduction of extreme poverty in Vanuatu. To illustrate this statistic, Vanuatu graduated from the world's…

Vanuatu prioritises seeds for sustainable agriculture

Vanuatu is prioritising seed as an important sector for revitalising its food security resilience after signing a Direct Grant Agreement (DGA) between the Vanuatu Government and The Pacific Community (SPC), in partnership with Manaaki Whenua Landcare…

Harmonisation of the Regional Year 13 assessment brings new opportunities for Vanuatu’s Francophone students

Almost a decade long commitment to compiling the curriculum and assessments for the Francophone version of the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) yielded success in 2021, providing Francophone students with a qualification that provides better…

Vanuatu: Key academic qualification administered for the first time in French

Last year, for the first time, the Pacific Community (SPC), administered the Francophone version of the South Pacific Form Seven Certificate (SPFSC) programme in 7 schools in Vanuatu. With more than a third of the schools in the country being French-…

Green News: Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial

In 2021 Vanuatu announced its intention to seek an advisory opinion by the international court of justice on the rights of present and future generations to be protected from climate change.

Pacific-led emergency management system helping community policing in Vanuatu

Illicit substances, particularly methamphetamine and cannabis (marijuana) are overwhelming many Pacific Island communities. For the island nation of Vanuatu, the cultivation of marijuana has become a concern for law enforcement and families. Corporal…

Online para-vet training steps up for Pacific livestock health

Animal health officers are the eyes and ears of veterinarians in many Pacific countries where there are few or no veterinarians. They safeguard livestock health and provide essential regional animal disease surveillance. However, as they are not fully…

Waste not, want not: Unusual fuel for Pacific green energy needs

Waste not, want not: Unusual fuel for Pacific green energy needs     Around the world rapid development and population growth have outpaced the capacity to deal with the waste produced.  In parallel, large sections of communities lack access to clean,…

A conversation with Elian Bangtor, a Pacific Early Career Ocean Professional from Vanuatu

Photo Credit: Matt Curnock / Ocean Image Bank  

BRED Bank commits 1 million vatu to the 300 Coconut Bags project

BRED Bank commits 1 million vatu to the 300 Coconut Bags project  
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