Learning Training Workshop on GEF Small Grants Programme
A Learning Training workshop was conducted by the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme on 18 and 19 March 2014 which was attended by over 50 participants from different disciplines not only within Port Moresby, but as far as New Ireland, Enga, Western Highlands, Eastern Highlands and Manus. The training workshop targeted government stakeholders, not for profit organizations (NGO), Community Based Organizations (CBO), researchers, academia, and interested public with the objective of sharing general information on the program, grant approval processes and project results expected from individual projects. The two days workshop that started on Tuesday, 18th and ended on Wednesday, 19th March covered the SGP focal areas of Biodiversity Conservation, Land Degradation and Sustainable Forest Management and Climate Change Abatement. A separate session was also conducted to highlight projects that could receive support under the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) Community Based Adaptation (CBA) funded by AusAID. The workshop was facilitated by a member of the national Steering Committee, Ms Modi Pontio, who was very pleased to see high number of interested participants and the high level of discussion aimed at sharing essential and practical information on grant awards. SGP secretariat was especially pleased to note that the workshop also offered opportunity for networking and allowing government counterparts to receive information with the view to disseminating to respective communities they work with. The call for proposals remains open and will close on 2 May 2014.
Christie Mahap, UNDP, Papua New Guinea, Email; email@example.com, Tel: +675-3212877