ESRI Empowers Department of Industry’s ICT4Trade Program

In a groundbreaking development for the Department of Industry’s ICT4Trade program, ESRI conducted training sessions on forms and workflows with Vanuatu Made staff this month. The aim was to enable the online submission of Vanuatu Made products, replacing the conventional manual application process that has been prevalent across many government departments until now.

This innovative approach employed by the ICT4Trade program seeks to streamline operations and eliminate the challenges faced by producers who previously had to physically visit government offices. With the new system, producers can easily access the online forms and submit their applications for Vanuatu Made approval and product certification.

The Department of Industry is among the government entities that have embraced ESRI’s GIS mapping application to enhance service delivery and better cater to the needs of the people. The successful utilization of ESRI’s products in the Department of Industry and its related departments has revolutionized activities such as geolocation-based surveys on trade and other engagements with stakeholders.

By leveraging ESRI’s technology, the Department of Industry has taken a significant step towards digitizing their processes and making them more accessible, efficient, and transparent. This move not only benefits the producers seeking Vanuatu Made approval but also contributes to overall economic growth and development in the region.

The Department of Industry’s adoption of ESRI’s solutions exemplifies the transformative power of technology in the government sector, and it sets a positive precedent for other departments to follow suit. With the successful implementation of the online submission system for Vanuatu Made products, the ICT4Trade program is poised to revolutionize the way government departments handle applications, marking a significant milestone in Vanuatu’s digital journey.