This research aimed to contribute to understanding digital engagement of youth in Vanuatu and how the COVID–19 pandemic has affected young people in Vanuatu.
The research was carried out in June of 2022, immediately following the February 2022 community outbreak of Covid–19 in Vanuatu and the resulting lockdowns. The study reached 147 survey respondents between the ages of 18 and 29. Follow–up phone interviews and focus group meetings, designed to collect in–depth, qualitative date, included an additional 70 respondents. The study concluded that COVID–19 clearly impacted digital engagement among young women and men, especially in the wake of the 2022 community outbreak in Vanuatu, and recommends that support for the education and mental health of young people in Vanuatu is prioritised in policy, funding and research.
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