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The Republic of Vanuatu’s land area is made up of a group of islands in the south-west Pacific, lying south of Solomon Islands and east of the state of Queensland in Australia.


COL’s current work in Vanuatu is primarily in the areas of open and innovative schooling, technical and vocational skills development, and tertiary education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Vanuatu benefits from the activities of the Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development. Learners from Vanuatu have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.


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
  • USP Emalus Campus

Key Contacts

Focal Point

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

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