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REPUBLIC OF VANUATU. COUNTRY REPORT Presenter – Tony Ata. Republic of Vanuatu. An Archipelago – a Y shaped string of more than 80 islands. Self Governing Republic in July 1980

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Republic of vanuatu

REPUBLIC OF VANUATU

COUNTRY REPORT

Presenter – Tony Ata


Republic of vanuatu1
Republic of Vanuatu

  • An Archipelago – a Y shaped string of more than 80 islands.

  • Self Governing Republic in July 1980

  • Population of about 200,000 Melanesian race dominating also includes French, British, Australians, New Zealanders, Asians and other Pacific Island races.

  • 80% live in rural areas and 20% live in urban area

  • Annual Growth rate is 2.5 per cent

  • Over 110 languages and National Languages are; Bislama, English & French



Strategies
STRATEGIES

  • INSTITUTIONAL

    • Policy development, current status Vanuatu has 2 Acts that deals with Wastes very general;

    • - Public Health Act & Water Resource Management Act

    • - An Ad hock committee still to be officially endorsed

    • Capacity building

    • - Officers training in JICA waste management course

    • Information Exchange

    • - done with cross cutting issues but still to be improved

    • Public education and awareness – Govt. dept, NGOs


Waste minimization activities
Waste Minimization Activities

  • Community awareness through Media, theatrical group and talks & discussions

  • Participation – Govt. Dept, NGOs

  • - Home garden Composting, also in schools

  • - Year of Traditional Economy encouraged use of local baskets

  • Reuse ; Glass bottles

  • Recycling; Aluminum cans, brass, electrical and telephone cables, (small scale)



Waste management disposal system
Waste Management & Disposal System

  • Bouffa Landfill Project;

  • - semi aerobic method, JICA funded

  • - started in September 2006

  • - formulate management plan and possible segregation of wastes

  • - transfer of technology ( Capacity building)

  • Health Care Waste Incinerator (Vila)

  • Quarantine Wastes burned at landfill



Recomends assistance
RECOMENDS ASSISTANCE

  • Country waste management policy/strategy

  • Waste Oil

  • Disposal of pet bottles

  • Technology, rural area health care wastes

  • Recycling markets?

  • Difficult wastes

  • Country attachments/ information exchange


Life in tropical garden of eden
LIFE IN TROPICAL GARDENOF EDEN

  • Imagine living in a place where the earth was so organic and fertile that turns into trees and the hardest part about gardening is to try and stop plants and trees from growing. I have found such a place and with it happy, healthy people who live in sustainable harmony with their environment.

  • TANKIO BIGWAN


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