On the 24th and 26th of April, the Ministry of Justice and Community Services with support from the Attorney General's Department of Australia, conducted a Policy Development training with a focus on combatting cybercrime. The training was attended by participants from the Ministry of Justice and Community Services, Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Foreign Affairs, VANGO, State Law, Police, Right to Information Unit, Vanuatu Law Reform Commission, Office of the Public Prosecutor, and Vanuatu Christian Council.                           

Learning outcomes included:
  • Define 'policy' and explain a policy development processCap1
  • Explain the role of the public servant in developing policy
  • Implement a policy development process
  • Explain the role of stakeholders in the policy development process     
  • Use appropriate tools to assist with developing policy 
  • Explain the importance of implementing policy 
  • Explain the importance montoring and evaluating policy
  • keep proper and accurate records of the policy development process                                                                                                                                                   

We take this opportunity to thank the Attorney General's Department of Australia for supporting this training and Stretem Rod Blong Justis mo Sefti for its immense funding support which made this training possible.


The 2 day training Policy Development training was well received and there is interests in running similar training with Police and NGOs.

The Ministry will be running another Policy Development training in August this year. Contact the Capacity Development Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 33615) should you wish to get more information about this training opportunity.