The Policy and Planning Unit from the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) organized a full day workshop. For the first time, the workshop included all the MoET directors and senior officers as well as all the key partners in the education sector like the Governments of Australia, New Zealand and France but also UNICEF, UNESCO, Save the Children and JICA.
The MoET has been working over the last years in partnership with its partners to increase access, improve quality and improve management. The Vanuatu Education and Training Sector Strategy (VETSS) has recently been approved by the MoET defining the strategy for the next 10 years.
The MoET Director General, Mr. Bergmans Iati, stated “Now that the MoET has a clear vision for the next 10 years, it is important that we make sure that each year we get closer and closer to our final goal. Today is an important day as not only we will share this vision of the education sector in Vanuatu, but we will also make sure we are all aligned including our partners.”
The Director of Policy and Planning Unit, Mr. Serge Lewawa, added “It is the first time we do such a joint planning workshop including not only the MoET directors and senior management officers but also all the MoET partners. It came up from discussions with our long-time partner, the Government of Australia. It simply makes sense to include our partners so we can share our vision and optimize our resources”.
The initiative was led by the MoET, with the support of the Vanuatu Education Support Program, funded by the Australian Government. The knowledge shared and the discussions will provide valuable inputs in finalizing the planning for 2021.