Strengthening Radio Vanuatu
Funded by the Australian government’s international development assistance agency, AusAID, from 2007 to 2013, ABC International Development supported the Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) through the Vois Blong Yumi (VBY) program to develop and strengthen Radio Vanuatu’s role as the national radio service.
These three organisations collectively formed the Program Management Committee (PMC) which worked to implement, manage and monitor the development activities in Vanuatu and their progress against measurable timelines and timeframes.
Vois Blong Yumi (VBY)
With a full-time adviser based in Port Vila, ABC International Development worked with local media teams to provide training, program leadership, strategic planning, broadcast and engineering assistance, media law expertise and technical support.
Vois Blong Yumi involved work placements and staff incentive programs, audience and content research work and content development assistance. The support included helping the Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation with its coverage and presentation of the 2012 national general elections.
The Vois Blong Yumi program helped strengthen the provincial content providers network with equipment and training and assisted Radio Vanuatu to establish a broadcasting studio for use during national disasters.