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Ralph Regenvanu

Ni-Vanuatu Politician
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Net worth 2018: $5.52 Billion
Residence: Malakula Island
Country: Ni-Vanuatu
BirthDay: 20 September 1970
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Education: Australian National University

Ralph Regenvanu was bornon 20 September 1970 in Malakula Island, Ni-Vanuatu, is Ni-Vanuatu Politician. Ralph Regenvanu is a ni-Vanuatu politician currently serving as the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. A popular and much respected politician in his country, he had served as the Minister of Justice and Social Affairs and the Minister of Cooperatives and Ni-Vanuatu Business Development prior to assuming the office of the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources in March 2013. A multi-faceted personality, he is also an acclaimed artist and an anthropologist. Due to his vast knowledge and rich experience in a number of fields that extend beyond politics, he is a leading figure in Vanuatu’s cultural world. He campaigns for the preservation of cultural knowledge and has represented Vanuatu in the international sphere through his association with the UNESCO where he worked on a number of projects including a draft of the “World Report on Cultural Diversity” and the “Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.” Ralph was socially conscious and politically inclined from a young age. He went to Australia for his higher education and returned home determined to serve his native land in whatever ways he could. He eventually entered politics and has brought about several positive changes in the country over the course of his political career. He is also a painter and illustrator whose works have been featured in ‘The Contemporary Pacific’


$5.52 Billion


He currently serves as the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, an office he assumed in March 2013


In the October 2012 general election he was re-elected to a second term as a Member of Parliament


In March 2011 he became the Minister of Justice and Social Affairs


In 2010, Ralph Regenvanu announced that the year’s theme for the festival would be “Women in Music”


In 2009 he started a program to finance a "Youth Solidarity Micro-Credit Scheme" out of his parliamentary allocation


In September 2008 he was elected to Vanuatu's parliament representing Port Vila as an independent candidate


He was in favor of using the customary law as opposed to a legal system derived from British and French models, and thus in 2000 initiated the Juvenile Justice Project, an attempt to bring customary law into the state law system when dealing with juvenile offenders


Three years later, he became a member of its inaugural Executive Board in 1997


He along with a few other like-minded individuals founded the Pacific Islands Museums Association in 1994


He had been engaged in documenting cultural sites on a number of Vanuatu islands and by drawing on this experience he helped to formulate the Vanuatu Cultural Research Policy in 1992


He obtained an Honor’s degree in development studies in 1991


Ralph Regenvanu was born on 20 September 1970 in Suva, Fiji

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