Mid-May 2021, Vanuatu will join many countries around the world to celebrate ICT Days this year, under the theme, “Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times”.
The Vanuatu Government through the Ministry of Prime Minister, being the Ministry responsible for ICT and Broadcasting, has decided for the event to be commemorated in Luganville (King’s Town), SANMA Province, May 17 to 18, 2021 at Unity Park. The event is organised to coincide with the World Telecommunication & Information Society Day (WTISD), which is celebrated annually across the globe.
2021 National ICT Day is an opportunity for ICT stakeholders throughout Vanuatu to continue to push for digital transformation by celebrating success stories, sharing challenges, lessons learned, case studies, good practices, solutions, strategies and policies to meet present and future challenges.
Praem Minista Bob Loughan i happy bigwan mo luk fowod blong openem 10 yia annivesery mo 2021 Nasonal ICT days event long Mande 17 May long La Place Luganville SantoBOB LOUGHMAN, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu
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."
In times of digital transformation during these challenging times, the regulatory role becomes very crucial knowing that ICT is cross cutting across all sectors and is vital for the social and economic development. We are not only policing but are also mediating to ensure healthy collaborations within the Telecom and Broadcasting sector and across other sectors. We are reaching out more to our children and communities in the urban and rural communities including schools, educating them to embrace the values of ICT that will help them grow and prosper in their livelihood. Further, the ICT day brings together all sectors to collaboratively promote and educate the public on the use and values of ICT.BRIAN WINJI, Vanuatu Telecommunication & Radiocommunication Regulator