The workshop was led and facilitated by the Department of Strategic Planning, Policy & Aid Coordination (DSPPAC).
In his opening remarks the NSDP Alignment Team Leader, John Ezra, who is the Principal Policy Analyst at DSPPAC acknowledged the attendance of Secretary General of PENAMA Province, Area Administrators and Heads of Departments.
Mr. Ezra explained that the Priority Action Agenda (PAA) was developed to guide national development up until 2015, “and when the PAA ended the government had the mandate to develop another plan that would complement the PAA.”
“So we visited every province in the country to gather people’s opinion on what they wanted in the next plan and we captured their ideas and documented them in the NSDP booklets that you have in front of you.”
The purpose of the NSDP Alignment Workshop is to assist Provincial Governments and Area Administrators to properly align their yearly plans to the 'Peoples Plan'.
The National Sustainable Development Plan or NSDP for short is a fifteen (15) year overarching policy framework of the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu from the year 2016 - 2030.
Photo supplied Caption: Penama provincial team with NSDP Alignment team leader John Ezra