Vaturisu Chiefs Are Positive On Adaptive Leadership Training

MEMBERS OF THE Efate Vaturisu Council of Chiefs attended an intensive training  on Adaptive Leadership that was facilitated by Transparency International Vanuatu (TIV) and the Pacific Leadership Program (PLP) this month in Port Vila.

On a positive note several of the participating chiefs described the training as ‘very intensive’ and that participating in the training felt like being ‘counselled’.

9 Members of Vaturisu Council of Chiefs of the island of Efate were attended the training, this is second training that involves chiefs,  the first one was conducted with the Tanna Island Nikoletan Council of Chiefs.

The purpose of the Adaptive Leadership Training for the Chiefs of Vaturisu Chiefs was to :

1. Provide participants with an understanding of Adaptive Leadership as a practice of mobilizing people to tackle difficult situations and thrive;

2. Provide a learning space for reflection and re-strategizing;
Adaptive Leadership is a practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive. It is specifically about positive change.


Vaturisu Council of Chiefs

The training took place on the 16th of February and was funded by the Pacific Leadership Program.


The Declaration of Conflict of Interests of the Transparency International Vanuatu Board of Directors.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH regulations of the Transparency International Movement, each Transparency International Chapter is expected to publish a Declaration of their Conflict of Interests of its Board of Directors.

So here is it, the Transparency International Vanuatu Board of Directors Declaration of Conflict of Interests Forms:

  1. Dr. Willie Tokon CLICK HERE to view his Declaration Conflict of Interest Form.
  2. Sandra Muloturala GaraeCLICK HERE to view her Declaration of Conflict of Interest Form.
  3. Joe Kalo – CLICK HERE to view his Declaration Conflict of Interest Form.
  4. Evelyn Toa – CLICK HERE to view her Declaration Conflict of Interest Form.



New Publication On Procurement and Corruption in Small Island Developing States

THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Drugs and Crime released a new publications  new publication titled “Procurement and Corruption in Small Island Developing States: Challenges and Emerging Practices”.

This publication is intended to serve as a reference guide to addressing corruption in procurement in SIDS for governments, the private sector, academia and civil society, as well as for development assistance providers that work with SIDS.

Some facts contained in this report:

  • A recent analysis by the World Bank determined that the performance of small Pacific Island States lags behind that of countries in other regions that have a similar level of income.
  • The scores on procurement, internal auditing and strategic budgeting were particularly low.
  • Population size is seen as an important limitation to performance. The impact of this factor is most strongly felt in areas where highly specialized resources are required and especially in cases where high-capacity functions have to be carried out by a number of staff and outside of central agencies at the line ministry level.
  • In Pacific Island States, some countries lack an established party system. Members of Parliament are often based exclusively in the capital with limited access to communities on outer islands. This can lead to a focus on the capital and to the most vocal constituents, limiting the opportunities of smaller communities to effectively influence the political process.
  • Some island States use highly decentralized systems of development in which rural development constituency funds are paid directly to members of parliament, who have discretionary use of these funds. This has its own set of challenges in relation to the control of discretionary powers and the fair allocation of constituency
  • Loyalties are often local in Small Island Developing States and citizens feel that they are primarily accountable to their communities, families or churches and not to the central government.

CLICK HERE to download this report.

Pacific Anti-Corruption Progress Newsletter – UNPRAC

THE UNITED NATIONS Regional Anti-Corruption Program (UNPRAC) published recently publish a progressive update on anti-corruption activities in the Pacific.

According to the report the “UN‐Pacific Regional Anti‐Corruption Project supported anti‐corruption victories large and small during 2016. With the project’s support, Solomon Islands launched its national an􀆟‐corruption strategy, while Kiribati proceeded
with the development of their strategy. Kiribati and Vanuatu also established an􀆟‐corruption committees.

CLICK HERE to view the full report and download your copy.