Summary Report: Pacific Climate Change Portal Training Workshop, 19–21 February 2013, Federated States of Micronesia

Event Proceedings

Summary Report: Pacific Climate Change Portal Training Workshop, 19–21 February 2013, Federated States of Micronesia

ORGANISER: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) under Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)
AUTHORS: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) under Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

PUBLISHED DATE

February 2013

 

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Climate Change Division held its second Pacific Climate Change Portal Training Workshop for the Northern Pacific from the 19th to the 21st of February 2013 at the West Pacific Tuna Commission, Annex Building in Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.
 
The workshop was opened by the SPREP Deputy Director General, Mr Kosi Latu, the Governor of Pohnpei and OIC SPC Pohnpei Office John Palmer. Participants included representatives from Palau,
FSM, Marshall Islands, Nauru and Kiribati. Also in attendance were participants from the SPC GCCA project and GIZ. The workshop was co-funded by SPC GCCA.
 
During first workshop in Fiji in November 2012, the portal team focused on testing the portal and capturing lessons learnt on improving training delivery, workshop logistics and portal functions.
 
This second workshop focused more on training country representatives so that they were confident in uploading their country specific content to the portal. Participants were given the opportunity to review their country profiles and populate the portal with the content they were requested to bring with them to the workshop. Furthermore the breakout sessions were focused on understanding the processes
and mechanisms in place for information flow.
 
A facilitator (from SPREP) helped to take care of the overall programme to allow the trainer to focus on the training.
 
As part of the information sharing focus of the workshop, SPREP invited presentations from partners (GIZ, GCCA, USP and APAN) and countries that were managing climate change information in their respective work areas. Please refer to attached agenda for list of presenters.
 
This Summary Report document - available on the left side - is a summary of the lessons learnt, suggested improvements and the way forward captured during the training workshop.