2015 Partners

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies - ICTs. We allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people - wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate.

The TRR was established under the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Act No.30 of 2009 (the Act). The general functions and powers of TRR are defined in Section 7 of the Act. TRR was established as a separate and independent regulatory body to regulate the telecommunications sector of Vanuatu. It works collaboratively with, but independent from, the Government. TRR's main responsibilities, as provided for under the Act, are to (i) facilitate the development of the telecommunications sector, and (ii) manage radio-frequency spectrum, in order to promote national, social and economic development. All in all, TRR's role is to ensure compliance with, implement, facilitate and enforce the provisions of the Act.

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is an intergovernmental organization and public research university with a number of locations spread throughout a dozen countries in Oceania. It is an international centre for teaching and research on Pacific culture and environment. USP's academic programmes are recognised worldwide, attracting students and staff from throughout the Pacific Region and internationally. The University of the South Pacific is the only university in the Oceania region to be internationally recognized outside of Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. state of Hawaii with its bachelor's and other awards programme. USP is owned by the governments of 12 Pacific Island countries: the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The joint Australia-Vanuatu Governance for Growth Program (GfG) program was established as an adviser, facilitator and broker of regulatory reform and improved public expenditure management, for the purposes of improving growth and service delivery in Vanuatu. It was constructed as a platform for effective policy dialogue, supporting the analytical and consultative processes that inform policy formulation, as well as providing financial resources primarily to key Government of Vanuatu agencies for policy implementation. GfG does this across the sectors of public financial management; telecommunications; infrastructure; energy; trade; tourism; and finance/banking. This support has also extended to improving policy making in these sectors, the results of which include sector policies and investment plans for the first time for these critical economic sectors. The GFG Program has been providing direct support to the Office of the Chief Information Officer since 2010, and to the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications regulator's(TRR) office through a World Bank grant from 2009 to the present, and remains committed to improving effective policy development and implementation in the ICT sector in Vanuatu.

Tourism marketing in Vanuatu is coordinated by the Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) a statutory agency operating under an act of parliament, and governed by an independent board. The mission of the VTO is to encourage and assist the sustainable development of the tourism industry within Vanuatu by undertaking coordinated tourism marketing in overseas and domestic markets. As part of its role, the VTO maintains representation in several key markets Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Europe, North America & USA, China, south Korea and Japan.