Mid-May 2022, Vanuatu will join many countries around the world to celebrate ICT Day this year, under the theme “Digital Technologies and Healthy Ageing”.
The Government through the Ministry of Prime Minister, being the Ministry responsible for ICT and Broadcasting, has decide for the event to be hosted in Tanna. However, due to the covid 19 pandemic and the current covid-19 outbreak in Tafea, the Government has decided to postpone the event at Tanna. The 2022 National ICT Day will be downscaled and will be relocated to Efate. The Government has decided for the event to be commemorated virtually and hosted in Port Vila, Shefa Province on Tuesday 17th of May at the Malvatumauri’s Chief’s Nakamal.
2022 National ICT Day is an opportunity for ICT Stakeholders throughout Vanuatu to continue to push for the use of Digital technologies Sharing successful stories, challenges, lessons learnt during the Covid-19 pandemic and impact, good practices solutions strategies and policies to meet present and future challenges.
Prime Minister , Bob Loughman Weibur emi happy mo emi look forward blo openem 2022 National ICT Day we bae emi happen virtually lo Malvatumauri Chief’s Nakamal lo 17 May 2022.BOB 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 promote and ensure an healthy ageing."
During these challenging times, Digital innovation becomes very relevant for our society including our Aging communities. Our theme for this year is “Digital Technologies and Healthy Aging” which signaled to us that Digital technology including artificial intelligence could play very important role in ensuring Quality of life in an Aging population. To ensure that our aging citizens have access to digital technologies, they must first have access to quality internet, and priority ICT infrastructure through Government Policies and through participation of the private sector in the implementation of these policies, and also recognize that Digital literature is necessary for technology uptake. Therefore, we are reaching out more to the communities educating them to embrace the values of ICT and digital technologies that will help them grow and prosper in their livelihood. Further, the ICT Day brings together all sectors to share ideas in the advancement of ICT and technology development in our nation.BRIAN WINJI, Vanuatu Telecommunication & Radiocommunication Regulator