During the launch Ms Da Rin said Vanuatu will also benefit from the new sports diplomacy strategy.
The Australian ‘Sports Diplomacy 2030’, is a new sports diplomacy strategy that was launched in Australia by the Foreign Minister on 1 February 2019.
“Through the new strategy, sporting organisations will be able to partner with civil society and the private sector in the Indo-Pacific to find innovative ways to tackle social issues”.
The programme will work specifically to empower women, strengthen disability inclusion and create leadership pathways.
The new strategy includes two flagships programs, the recently announced Australia-Pacific Sports Linkages Programme (APSLP) and revitalised Pacific Sports Partnerships Programme (PSP).
The APSLP is a programme that will develop pathways for Pacific teams to play in Australia, provide opportunities for emerging athletes from the Pacific to benefit from Australian elite-level coaching and support Australian elite teams to come to the Pacific.
The launch in Port Vila, was witnessed by government representatives, sports organisations, Australian sports volunteers and other participants from a two-day PSP workshop.