BLUE PROSPERITY VANUATU
Blue Prosperity Vanuatu is a government-led initiative to strengthen sustainable ocean management and support a healthy ocean, thriving communities, and a brighter future for the people of Vanuatu. The program will support the National Ocean Policy, 100% sustainable ocean management, and full protection of 30% of Vanuatu’s marine waters.
Blue Prosperity Vanuatu is a partnership between the Government of Vanuatu and the Waitt Institute, which began with the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in February 2023. The program will collaborate with and support existing ocean management efforts underway by communities, regional organisations, technical agencies, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Blue Prosperity Vanuatu (BPV) is a Government led initiative supported by a Vanuatu-based team and technical experts from the Waitt Institute, a U.S.-based non-profit that provides technical expertise, capacity, and funding.*
The program is supported by Government agencies including:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department of Fisheries
Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation
*BPV is supported by the Waitt Institute, a US-based non-profit that works towards sustainable ocean management and provides technical expertise, capacity, tools, and funding to help Fiji complete Sustainable Development Goals and commitments. The Waitt Institute also has partnerships in Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga, and the Federated States of Micronesia in the Pacific as well as the Azores, Bermuda, and the Maldives.