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Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Vanuatu, the Honourable Vincent Lunabek is hosting a Workshop on Project Management and Evaluation for participants from across the region in Port Vila from 20-24 February, 2017. The Workshop is attended by judicial and court officers from Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau and Tonga.

The Workshop aims to promote leadership and autonomy among participating judiciaries by strengthening the capacity of judicial and court officers to produce results through the delivery of projects they design. In particular, the Workshop focuses on promoting self-reliance and confidence in leading, designing, delivering, monitoring, and evaluating projects. The Workshop is supported by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative (June 2016-July 2021).

In parallel with the workshop a number of meetings are taking place to discuss perceptions about justice and the courts. These discussions are being replicated across the region.

The goal of Pacific Judicial Strengthening Initiative is to build fairer societies by supporting the courts in the Pacific region to develop more accessible, just, efficient and responsive justice services. The Initiative operates in 14 countries, namely those attending the Workshop plus Tuvalu.

The Initiative builds on the achievements of earlier phases under the Pacific Judicial Development Program and Pacific Judicial Education Program to enhance the professional competence of judicial and court officers, along with the processes and system that they use, in order to provide more accessible and responsive justice services.

Project managment training