Pacific Project Management Practice course a success in Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s first Project Management Course sponsored by USAID has its first graduates at the University of the South Pacific.

Sean Callahan, Regional Coordinator, USAID/ Pacific Islands and Mongolia presented completion certificates for the University of the South Pacific (USP)/Pacific TAFE Project Management Practice course supported by USAID Ready at the USP Vanuatu Campus.

The delivery of the training course is part of USAID Ready’s partnership with the University of the South Pacific to provide short courses in Project Management to priority Pacific Island Countries.

The Certificate IV program in Project Management Practice was the first to be delivered in Vanuatu under the Letter of Agreement signed with USP in August 2017. 

The course was attended by a country cohort consisting of mid-level managers of Government departments, including member of the National Advisory Board for Climate Change, NGOs, and representatives from the private sector, who have an interest in improving their project management skills for the successful design and implementation of climate resilience projects.

This was the first training event sponsored by USAID’s Ready Project in Vanuatu.

The Certificate IV program in Project Management is a four-unit course that includes a 5-day workshop for the first two units followed by two months of online study and another 5-day workshop and two months of online study to complete the final two units and the course.

The course will be rolled out across two more Pacific Island Countries before the end of the year. The course is internationally recognized and can lead to membership in the U.S. Project Management Institute.

USAID Ready is a five-year Pacific-wide regional project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by AECOM, a U.S.-based institutional contractor with worldwide experience implementing environment programs.