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The Government of Vanuatu will be implementing national Marine Spatial Plan by 2020 and, as part of that work, is seeking to optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of existing marine and maritime compliance systems and assets and to prioritise acquisition of any new resources required. A consultant is required to facilitate this process. This work will be funded by the Italian Government.

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The Government of Vanuatu is in the process of implementing a nation-wide Marine Spatial Plan which will include multiple, different types of ocean zones, including a national network of ecologically representative Marine Protected Areas.

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The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu through the Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation (DEPC) under the Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology and Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management (MOCCA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and External Trade (MFAICET), wishes to inform the good citizens of Vanuatu about the second phase of the ban on single-use plastics in Vanuatu.

IUCN and CEPF are happy to invite civil society organizations to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for large and small grant biodiversity conservation projects in the East Melanesian Islands Biodiversity Hotspot.

 Application information is attached to this email, and can also be obtained here: https://www.cepf.net/grants/open-calls-for-proposals.

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The Government of Vanuatu is in the process of implementing a nation-wide Marine Spatial Plan which will include multiple, different types of ocean zones, including national networks of ecologically representative Marine Protected Areas.

Marine Spatial Plan Project positions advertisements for:

  1. MSP Project Manager - This position will guide the delivery & implementation, for Vanuatu, of a Marine Spatial Plan by 2020 and, oversee Vanuatu's National Ocean Policy generally. Terms of References can be download below:
    MSP Project Manager (English)
    MSP Project Manager (Bislama)
    MSP Project Manager (French)

  2. MSP Intern Positions - Marine research intern, marine programs intern, administration and communications interns (minimum requirement for interns are a graduate degree in a marine related field preferably, and some experience would be good). Terms of References can be download below:
    MSP Internships (English)
    MSP Internships (Bislama)
    MSP Internships (French)

Second Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting for J-PRISM II was held at VMGD/MCC Conference Room, Port Vila, Vanuatu on 29 October 2018, and was successfully closed.

J-PRISM II is a region-wide project in Pacific Islands targeting “Human and institutional capacity base for sustainable Solid Waste Management (SWM) in the Pacific region is strengthened through implementation of Cleaner Pacific 2025.”