Vanuatu - MAY 2017

The information below has recently been sent to all Australian Rotary Clubs from RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) .
"The Government in Vanuatu has advised that ALL future Projects in Vanuatu MUST have the approval of the Government Department concerned. If that approval has not been granted BEFORE the volunteers arrive in Vanuatu, THEY WILL BE REFUSED ENTRY AND WILL BE SENT BACK HOME.
In case there are any teams that choose to simply enter Vanuatu as tourists and then undertake locally arranged Project work, they can be fined up to US$12K each as well as face a jail sentence for illegal declaration and entry to Vanuatu.
The following is the list of contacts in the GoV Departments to obtain permission from:
Ministry of Health
Mr John Jovi, Project and Aid Coordination Officer
Contact e-mail:
Ministry of Education
Mr Roy Obed, Director
Contact E-mail:
Ministry of Agriculture
Mr Alfred Bani, Executive Officer
Contact E-mail:
For any contact with the Departments, copy in the Director DSPPAC.
Department of Sector Policy Planning and Aid Coordination (DSPPAC)
Mr Gregoire Nimbtik, Acting Director DSPPAC
Contact E-mail:   
The information that should be provided
Project Title
Project Details
            Objective / Outcomes
            Scope of Works / Services      
            Schedule (Milestones or Gantt)
            Project Budget (incl GoV commitment) multi-year if required
            Government Investment Program (GIP) vs Aid in Kind (AIK)
            If GIP, line on support to VAT zero rating by Ministry
            Proposed Procurement Activities (By who).
            Standards for project delivery / works / services
            Monitoring and Evaluation by parties and associated funds
Human Resources
            Project Team (If required or known, if not just positions and indication from which party)
            Stakeholder List
            Reports and Returns (Frequency).
PDG Stuart J Batty QSM,JP
Executive Director
RNZWCS Limited (Rotary New Zealand)
PO Box 20309
Christchurch 8543
New Zealand
Ph/Fax 64 3 3599218
cellphone 027 2695615
skype:  superbatts
Member  :  Council for International Development
Charities Services Reg. No. CC26860