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Meet Sarah Mecartney, newly appointed SPC Melanesia Regional Director

Sarah Mecartney has been appointed as the Regional Director, Melanesia at the Pacific Community recently. She will be stationed at SPC’s Regional Office in Port Vila, Vanuatu. We asked her a few questions to get to know her a little better:  

Pacific kava workshop in Vanuatu supports a united industry approach

Sarah Mecartney

Sarah Mecartney was appointed as the Regional Director, Melanesia at the Pacific Community (SPC), effective 19 February 2024 and is stationed at SPC’s Regional Office in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Sarah Mecartney brings a remarkable career spanning 25 years in…

Official Welcome Remarks by Mr Ellis Silas, Quality Systems Manager at Vanuatu Skills Partnership during the closing event for Training of Trainers for the Resilience Qualification

Distinguished Guests, Participants from PNG and Vanuatu, trainers, and partners, As we end this transformative and pioneering phase of the Training of Trainers in Resilience, it is with immense pride and joy that we reflect upon the remarkable strides…

Vanuatu: Investing in resilient urban planning

Luganville survey team members departing to respective sites to conduct survey -Credit: Kaliopate Tavola  

Pacific Regional 2nd Writeshop for Submissions to the International Court of Justice Climate Change Advisory Opinion (ICJAO)

​SPC is pleased to  work with Pacific Island Country Governments and Administrationsand support the Government of Vanuatu  to facilitate the Second Regional International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion Writeshop.  During the Writeshop, delegates (…

Green News: Apply to the “Project Governance Graduate Fellowship Application”

Apply to the PROJECT Governance Graduate Fellowship program! The PROJECT Governance Graduate Fellowship program (ProGov Fellowship) is designed to support promising young leaders from Pacific Island countries to earn a one-year professional degree at the…

New Insights into Trade in Services in the Pacific

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Stat of the week: In 2021, the female youth literacy rate in Vanuatu is 97.2%

In 2021, the female youth literacy rate in Vanuatu is 97.2% (96.6% for males). Literacy rate measures the percentage of people aged 15 to 24 years who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement on their everyday life. Exlore more…
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