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Vanuatu, a small state of the Commonwealth consists of a chain of 13 principal and many smaller islands and has a population of almost 327,000 (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s current work in Vanuatu is primarily in the areas of open schooling, skills for work and tertiary education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth network. Learners from Vanuatu are also participating in COL’s free, open online courses and benefitting from other available resources.


  • 398 teachers from Vanuatu trained to provide effective learner support in ODFL contexts.
  • Active partnership with Ituani Vocational Skills Centre to build the capacity of TVET practitioners.
  • Building technical resilience in response to natural disasters
  • Development of online learning resources for teachers: ODL Course Catalogue, National OER Collection Site, and Online TVET Toolkit


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Vanuatu include:

  • Ministry of Education and Training (MOET)
  • Ituani Vocational Skills Centre
  • USP Emalus Campus
  • V-Lab Association

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Marie Jonah
National Education Programmes Coordinator
Education Services Directorate
Ministry of Education & Training

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