2014: China to Strengthen Human Resources Cooperation with Vanuatu
On March 8, Daily Post, the most influential newspaper in Vanuatu, published an article by H.E. Xie Bohua, the Chinese Ambassador to Vanuatu, the whole article is as follows:
“China will provide 2,000 scholarships in the next four years and continue to help train technical professionals for Pacific island countries.” announced H.E. Wang Yang, Vice Premier of the State Council of China, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd China Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum in Guangzhou on 8 November 2013. This is one of the seven important measures China pledges to take in order to support the economic and social development of Pacific island countries. 2014 is the first year for China working together with Pacific Island Countries to implement these measures; China will provide more training opportunities for Vanuatu officials and technicians.
Since the 1st China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum was held in Fiji in 2006, ,nearly 450 Vanuatu officials and technical personnel have attended over 300 Human Resources Training Programs in China. In 2013, China invited 52 Vanuatu officials and technicians to China to attend about 40 short and medium term multilateral seminars organized by Chinese government.
In 2014, China will continue to deliver to Vanuatu diversified training programs, including 48 short-term multilateral seminars with 70 participants available, and 1-year master’s degree programs with 3 participants (one Master of Education, one MBA and one MPA).
The topics of the seminars cover the areas of agriculture, public administration, tourism management, communication network, WTO rules, media management, geographical information, IT-based human resources development, economic mechanism reform, municipal comprehensive planning, fiscal administration, customs administration, clean and renewable energy, etc..
Considering the English and French bilingual system of Vanuatu, in 2014, Chinese government will provide some opportunities for Vanuatu French speaking officials and technicians to attend some programs specifically tailored for French speaking developing countries.
Vanuatu Institute of Public Administration and Management (VIPAM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade are in charge of the nomination and approval of the participants from Vanuatu. For more information, please contact the person in charge in VIPAM.
Article Title: 2014: China to Strengthen Human Resources Cooperation with Vanuatu
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Originally published: March 11, 2014