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 NetworkMicronesians 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 CommunityPacific 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:
Learn more about PIMPAC at www.PIMPAC.org.
The Conservation Program provides grants and technical assistance to on-the-ground conservation activities across Micronesia with a focus on projects proposed by small local NGOs and community organizations.