“Thank you for the Right To Information Law” are the words that are highlighting Transparency International Vanuatu’s (TIV) travels throughout the island of Tanna.
“Thank you to the Government and the MP’s for passing the Right To Information Law,” expressed the Chief of Bethel community,”a lot has been said by politicians on what they plan to do, but so little has been done. This law will help know of their progress.”
At every village that the TIV Team visited there was a round of applause before further information on the implementation phases of the RTI Law was delivered to them.
“This is different from other awarenesses” explains TIV Advocacy Officer Douglas Tamara.”They applaud our visit because they took part in the consultation process of the RTI Bill before it became law. They supported the RTI Bill, and they said that their MP’S must support the RTI Bill because that is what their people want. And now that the RTI Bill has moved to become Right To Information Law they are very grateful for having been involved in the law making process.”
Informing people along the roads we travel – Tanna Island.
“Thank you for our right to information. On behalf of the mothers we are grateful, because we would like to know how our fees at the Lenakel Market House is being used to develop the market” said a women leader at Lenakel.
The TIV Team is expected to visited several communities before returning to Port Vila this Saturday.
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL VANUATU (TIV) Officers have met with the Secretary General of TAFEA Province to inform him of TIV’s Community Awareness Program on the island of Tanna this week (20th to the 24th).
In 2016 TIV Officers conducted extensive community consultations throughout the island of Tanna on the Right To Information (RTI) Bill. Immediately after the RTI Bill was passed by Parliament in December 2016 preparations for another round of community awarenesses was planned to inform the people on the implementation phases of the RTI LAW.
On Tuesday the 21st of March the TIV officers currently on the island will visit Bethel community before moving on the villages of Lamnatu, Kwaramanu, and Manuapen.
On Wednesday the 22nd an awareness will be held at the Lenakel Market House before the team will move out again to visit several more villages.
Transparency International Vanuatu Officers are currently on the island of Tongoa to conduct community awarenesses on the Right To Information Law.Tongoa island is the largest island in the Shepherd islands with the highest population. Apart from the other islands in the Group Tongoa is the only island with a sole representative in Parliament.
In February the Right To Information Law was passed with no opposition in Parliament.
“This is a powerful law”.
– Morua Village Elder, Tongoa Island.
The TIV officers met with the Provincial Officer to discuss the activities to be carried out on Tongoa during the 2 days of community awarenesses.
Tanna island will be visited next week.
More updates will be published.
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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.
The training took place on the 16th of February and was funded by the Pacific Leadership Program.
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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:
- Dr. Willie Tokon – CLICK HERE to view his Declaration Conflict of Interest Form.
- Sandra Muloturala Garae – CLICK HERE to view her Declaration of Conflict of Interest Form.
- Joe Kalo – CLICK HERE to view his Declaration Conflict of Interest Form.
- Evelyn Toa – CLICK HERE to view her Declaration Conflict of Interest Form.