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The Vanuatu Internet Governance Forum, (VanIGF), was established in 2019. It serves as a platform for discussions, with the aim to bring all stakeholders together to the table as equals to exchange information and share good policies and practices that are related to Internet and technologies.The platform also facilitates common understandings and knowledge exchange of how to effectively maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges as they arise. Stakeholders include representatives from government, private sector, civil society, technical and academic communities. While the platform may not have decision-making mandates, it serves to inform and inspire those who do.




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Cyber Smart Pacific Campaign 18th to 22nd October 2021 | CERT Vanuatu

Posted on October 19, 2021


As with many risks, prevention is the best approach, which is why we’re encouraging all Ni-Vanuatu to Cyber Up and increase their cyber resilience so they’re less vulnerable to attacks. Our bots are here to help you learn and action the key steps to improve your cyber security... READ MORE ➔


NRIs brochure to support engagement with parliaments and governments | Internet Governance Forum

Posted on September 15, 2021


Supporting engagement of parliaments and governments in NRIs processes. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underlines the potential of information and communications technology and global interconnectedness to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and develop knowledge societies, as does scientific and technological innovatio n across areas as diverse as medicine and ... READ MORE ➔


The Fight Against Online Misinformation!

Posted on September 13, 2021


With the world on the fight against the rise of COVID-19, the online environment is simultaneously flooded with misinformation. Giant tech companies are blamed for providing platforms to misinformation contents. As a results, many of these companies are developing tools that online users can use when in search of accurate information. Google is among these companies, and had initiated a tool that online users can utilized. It's free, try it out! READ MORE ➔


Join Lloyds Banking Group & Get Safe Online in Session on Avoiding Scam!

Posted on June 28, 2021


The world has experienced a massive increase in reliance on the internet over the last 18 months, driven largely by restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, internet usage doubled in 2020. Unfortunately, this situation has been heavily exploited by criminals... READ MORE ➔


Asia Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2021

Posted on June 27, 2021


"The Asia-Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is a key regional event to raise awareness and facilitate discussion on all public policy issues raised by the development of the Internet and its use by all communities in the Asia-Pacific region." READ MORE ➔


Cyber Security Capacity Building!

Posted on June 11, 2021


"Welchmen Kenn will be conducting a series of webinars for anyone in Vanuatu who is interested in Cyber Security. Vanuatu IGF is pleased to notify you all that the series will begin on 15th June 2021 from 12:45pm - 2pm via zoom. The series will run for a few weeks for 1 hour from 1pm - 2pm with experts in this field. If you are interested to participate email [email protected] and we will send you the meeting details." READ MORE ➔


Women & Girls in ICT Celebrations!

Posted on April 07, 2021


International Girls in ICT Day will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary on 22 April 2021. In this special year, the theme for Girls in ICT Day is ‘Connecting girls, creating brighter futures’, and to reflect a year-round commitment to the girls who will help shape the global future. The celebration program will include the following activities... READ MORE ➔


IGF 2021, Poland

Posted on April 06, 2021


The sixteenth Annual Meeting of Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Poland under the theme: Internet United Internet United – the Internet connecting all its users into one community, responsible for its shape and functioning. Our shared dreams, ideas, needs and actions are what shapes the Internet of the future! READ MORE ➔


Report Online Abuse - Vanuatu IGF

Posted on February 10, 2021


Do you feel safe online? Vanuatu IGF wants you to have a good experience at all times when you go online. But if there is someone who is bothering you by: cursing you out, cyber stalking you, forcefully requesting your phone number, requesting you for money on social media... READ MORE ➔


Face Your Problems, Don't Facebook Them!

Posted on February 15, 2021


Rapid changes and advancement in technology has also changed our social values as a society in Vanuatu. The adoption of these technologies has changed how we find jobs, our future partners, information, or even how we communicate with each other. We all recall have fond memories of how life was back in the days without social media. Millennials knew too well that social media had somewhat became an outlet for people to share – and at times overshare their emotions such as ranting, and venting out frustrations about others on social media, with little notice that this act is an act of cyber bullying. READ MORE ➔


Report Online Abuse

Posted on January 13, 2021


Online abuse is a growing concern for people throughout Vanuatu, especially children who are most vulnerable. Vanuatu IGF supports a great internet environment for internet users when they go online, as nowadays there are many incidents relating to online abuse. People do not feel safe and some never do just by listening to bad experiences from their peers. READ MORE ➔


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