Business Development to the Productive Sector
Tough negotiators pose with MOU: Director of Trade and Industry Jimmy Rantesi shakes hands with Michelle Jonas of PVMC while from left to right: Manager Mahitahi Haos and Handikraf Senta Roy Pakoasongi, DG Trade and Industry George Borugu, Trade Development Officer Peter Judge and Team Leader of Strategic Tourism Action Plan Geoff Hyde look on.
Manager Roy Pakoasongi (left) discussing products with Bulvanua Cooperative President Rosalie Vatu at Mahitahi.
Vanuatu’s NGER’s team of experts – including Roy Pakoasongi, Jimmy Rantes and Noel Kalo – presented results of detailed studies of the copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood sectors, which included extensive consultations with producers in the field. The studies examined the main obstacles to enhancing levels of production and quality by farmers and expanding product diversification and supply volumes by downstream processors.
Pam recovery part of Vanuatu National Green Export Review discussions Jimmy Rantes giving his presentation at the workshop, UNCTAD’s Robert Hamwey, Noel Kalo, Roy Pakoasongi and UNCTAD’s David Vivas Eugui.
In 2021, the PCG team had a great year working with the talented and hardworking HSEQ team on multiple projects such as; the VIT strategic plan and the Koble strategic plan. Carrying out workshops and also collaborating on the development of the strategic documents.
PCG worked with the Vanuatu industry department essentially to identify and report on the number of Micro, small, medium enterprises on Agro-processing in the islands of Santo, Malo, Malekula and Efate based on 8 value-chains identified as the main source of income in Vanuatu. With the help of the Vanuatu statistics office the team was able to use their tablets to carry out the survey. A group of volunteers was engaged to assist in this project. The data collected was analyzed by the team and the report is to be presented to the department of industry.
Working with HSEQ Vanuatu, Prolink Consulting Group supported the Organisational Effectiveness Review of the Vanuatu Institute of Technology (VIT), followed by the development of a new 5 year strategic plan.
Roy Pakoasongi delivering his report to participants of the Second Stakeholder Workshop of the Vanuatu National Green Export Review (NGER) project.