The Vanuatu Rural Development Training Centre Association is on track to roll-out accredited technical vocational education training courses on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. The first training of trainers on a national scale is about to take place on 17 September. The training is run under the 6.1 million Euro, European Union Pacific Technical Vocational Education and Training in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Adaptation Project (EU PacTVET) and is jointly implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the University of the South Pacific. The project covers 15 Pacific Island countries within the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) group of states. As highlighted by the EU’s European Year Development month of Humanitarian Aid in August, the EU provides humanitarian assistance to the Pacific region both in terms of disaster preparedness and emergency relief when major disasters strike. This training is an opportunity to raise awareness on disaster risk reduction and to show how EU-funded projects are benefiting people living in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries and territories. A first of its kind for the region, the training is based on a package consisting of seven certified units of competencies in technical and vocational education and training (TVET), with each unit having a competency outline, a facilitator guide, a learner guide and workbook. Read more.