Mid-May 2020, we will join other members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to celebrate World Telecommunication & Information Society Day (WTISD) 2020 with the theme: “Connecting 2030: ICT for the National Sustainable Development Plan”.
Connect 2030 is a shared global vision for the development of ICT/Telecom sector – under the five strategic goals – Growth, Inclusiveness, Sustainability, Innovation and Partnership. This theme is very special to Vanuatu especially with our National Sustainable Development Plan recognizing ICT (ECO 2.9) as a key enabler to achieving our dreams and aspirations by 2030.
This year’s event will be an exciting event following the launching of the 40th Independence Anniversary and the 2020 edition will be a very special one as we showcase 40 years of ICT development in Vanuatu. Therefore, ICT Days 2020 will be an opportunity to reinforce relationships among all players of the ICT ecosystem, including public administrations, private sector companies, entrepreneurs, non-for profits, as well as all the people living in the Pacific.
CHARLOT SALWAI, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu
"Through our National ICT Policy, we have directed all our ministries to allocate a reasonable portion of their budgets to ICTs, as enablers of success.Our goal is to be a leader in ICTs in Melanesia and the Pacific, and we are well on our way to achieving this."
GERARD METSAN, Vanuatu Government Chief Information Officer
"The ICT Days is a unique celebration. It is the only event that brings all sectors and industries together to raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide."
"The regulatory role has change dramatically and we have that validated here as we're heading in the right
direction. We educate our children, we go to the children, we go to the schools, we get through to the community
that lives the ICT value. ICT is the enabler for them to grow. ICT benefits moving onto health as well."