MCT Programs: Capacity Building
The Capacity-Building Program currently supports the executive leadership and management of NGOs and government conservation agencies through the Micronesians in Island Conservation (MIC) Network as well as their technical staff through the Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC). MCT coordinates these two peer-learning networks. 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.
MIC is a peer learning initiative for Micronesian established leaders, emerging pioneers, and dedicated champions in conservation within both the non-profit and government sectors. Through the strengthening of leadership and management skills thereby building more effective organizations, MIC leverages conservation work in the region by increasing the success, effectiveness, and number of conservation leaders. 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
PIMPAC provides continuous opportunities for the sharing of information, expertise, practice, and experience to develop and strengthen area-based management capacity throughout the Pacific Islands region. 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, and 4) Communications/ Information Sharing.
Along with support from The Nature Conservancy and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, funding administered by MCT from the German LifeWeb International Climate Initiative provided support for PIMPAC's new strategic planning development, biological monitoring, technical assistance, and network coordination. Over the next three years, PIMPAC will focus on supporting ongoing training and technical assistance around the following priority topics in RMI, FSM and Palau; Management Planning, Socio-economic Monitoring, Linking Biological Monitoring to Management Effectiveness and Enforcement.
Learn more about PIMPAC at www.PIMPAC.org.