Education and Training

Community Conference Participation: 

HCDI is committed to offering and participating in education and training. HCDI members have participated in numerous training sessions, conferences and association meetings, including:

  • Transparency International’s anti-corruption conference

  • UN Women’s Conference on Eliminating Violence against Women

  • VANGO and VEPAC meetings

  • Istanbul 7 conference, Thailand (PIANGO sponsored attendance )

  • Numerous women's rights and dialogue sessions.

​Academic and Scholarly Presentations:

HCDI actively participates in the academic discourse on development and capacity building. In 2015, HCDI representatives presented  “School blong yumi: A grassroots approach to community-based cultural education" at the 43rd Annual OCIES Conference: Strengthening Educational Relationships within Oceania and Beyond, University of the South Pacific Emalus Campus, Port Vila. In 2018, HCDI collaborated with Oxfam in the Pacific and World Vision Vanuatu to present a forum at the World Bank Understanding Risk Finance conference, held in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The forum highlighted the risks of disaster insurance to developing countries, and presented viable community-based alternatives.HCDI's Executive Director regularly offers presentations on development issues, women's rights, and conflict mediation and continues to write and publish on issues of ethics and organisations.

Professional Skills Training:

HCDI has designed and implemented a series of professional skills training programs in such areas as:

  • Train-the-trainer

  • Presentation skills

  • Improving teaching effectiveness

  • Financial Literacy

  • Project-based education

  • Strategic planning

  • Grant writing

  • Customer service 

  • Team-building

  • Conflict management

Pilot workshops have generated great interest from individuals, local schools, businesses, government, and NGOs. A number of programs have been successfully delivered, including a grant writing workshop hosted at APTC. HCDI offers to young Ni-van professionals a part-time, no fee, trainer apprenticeship program and is working on developing long-term collaboration agreement with different Ministries and NGOs for staff training.