The Vanuatu Government through the Labour Department under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in association with Horticulture New Zealand will be hosting more than a hundred participants to the 2019 Joint Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) Conference, at the Warwick Le Lagon Resort, in Port Vila from the 17th — 19th of July.
In a brief statement Labour Commissioner, Ms. Murielle Meltenoven said, “Since its creation in 2007, the RSE program has massively contributed to the economic growth of Vanuatu and has directly impacted communities and people’s livelihood. While fostering New Zealand’s workforce capacity, the RSE labour mobility program has become a pillar for social development in Vanuatu.”
The 2019 conference will bring together key players for an overview of the RSE scheme. Series of breakout sessions will be held to enable employers, growers and stakeholders in each participating pacific island countries to focus on issues most relevant to them.
Participants will later have the opportunity to visit designated sites around Efate and Tanna Island to witness firsthand success stories of returning RSE employees and how they have directly contributed to development in their rural communities.