Capacity-Building Program

The Capacity-Building Program currently supports the executive leadership and management of NGOs and government conservation agencies through the Micronesians in Island Conservation (MIC)

MCT coordinates these two peer-learning networks through its Capacity-Building Program. Specifically, MCT supports the executive leadership and management of non-governmental organizations and government conservation agencies through the Micronesians in Island Conservation Network as well as their technical staff through the Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community.. The Capacity-Building Program also coordinates its activities with those of the Conservation Program as the Conservation Program staff regularly monitor projects, providing on-the-spot assistance with project management as well as assessments of organizational needs in financial management.

Micronesians in Island Conservation Network

Micronesians in Island Conservation is a peer learning initiative for Micronesia's established leaders, emerging pioneers, and dedicated champions in conservation within both the non-profit and government sectors. MIC advances conservation work in the region by increasing the success, effectiveness, and number of conservation leaders. By strengthening the leadership and management skills of its members, MIC also contributes to building more effective organizations. MIC's approach is to create a support structure that fosters shared, self-directed learning to address priority organizational and leadership needs of its members.

Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community

Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC) provides continuous opportunities for the sharing of information, expertise, practice, and experience to develop and strengthen area-based natural resource managers throughout the Pacific Islands. The coordination and structure of PIMPAC is informal, but guided by key principles that ensure inclusiveness and transparency among partners and in decision-making. As a professional social network, PIMPAC uses four main approaches to reach its goals and objectives:

  1. Training and technical support
  2. Learning exchanges
  3. Partnership building
  4. Frequent information sharing

Currently PIMPAC is supporting ongoing training and technical assistance for management planning, socio-economic monitoring, and linking biological monitoring to management effectiveness and enforcement. To support PIMPAC activities, MCT leverages funds from the United States Department of the Interior – Office of Insular Affairs and private foundations. PIMPAC is also supported by The Nature Conservancy and United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


Learn more about PIMPAC at www.PIMPAC.org.