Yavu – Foundations of Pacific Engagement has been updated to reflect a sea change in the way we work with Pacific communities on policies and initiatives that impact them; shifting away from a ‘consultative’ approach to a meaningful and relevant engagement process.


Yavu provides a framework on how to have engagement that is culturally responsive and sustainable with Pacific peoples. It outlines steps for effective engagement through building, nurturing and maintaining relationships. Yavu can be utilised across Government to improve culturally appropriate engagement with Pacific peoples.

Download the full user-friendly step by step guidelines, cultural protocols and check list below

Yavu Full PDF (3.8MB)

Yavu Cultural Practices and Protocols (0.5MB)

Yavu Checklist (50KB)