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Arts and Culture are normally found at the back seat of our budgets in Melanesia and it is time we start to standardize our portfolios and sensitize the issue by bringing these to the fore front of agenda discussions.
Discussions focused around preparations for the upcoming 7th Ministers of Culture and Arts Meeting (MCAM) to be held in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea later this year during the MSG Sports and Arts and Culture team’s consultations with the PNG National Cultural Commission (PNCC) last week while the team were in Papua New Guinea.
The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat invites applications for the position of the Arts and Culture Officer located at its headquarters in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The Arts and Culture Officer is a key position in the Sustainable Development Division to support and advance the works of the Arts and Culture Programme of the Secretariat.
“Safeguarding Indigenous Architecture in Vanuatu” is the final report of the research carried out by the Vanuatu Culture Centre (VCC) as a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) following Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015.
Political interference has been blamed for Vanuatu being unable to send a team of delegates to the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts.
In the aftermath of the devastating Tropical Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu in March, UNESCO engaged with partnering UN agencies, the European Union, and the World Bank in a government-led Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA). After three weeks of extensive information gathering and analysis of the impact and overall damages, the PDNA report was released to the public today.