MCT's Micronesia Challenge Terrestrial Champion, Mr. Roseo Marquez, is currently in Majuro, Marshall Islands along with data analyst Mr. Julian Dendy, hosting a data query and analysis workshop at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce (NRC).
The purpose of this workshop is provide training to local stakeholders to be able to access and analyze their Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data both within Conservation Areas and outside of them. This data can help understand forest health (coconuts, pandanus and breadfruit and beyond) in the Marshall Islands.
To learn more about the data being collected across the region, go to the Terrestrial web viewer at: https://mcterrestrialmeasures.org/#/intro
The Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) and partners of the Micronesia Challenge are proud to announce the selection of the 2019 cohort of talented young professionals to receive Graduate level scholarships under two regional scholarship opportunities available through MCT.
The 5 new recipients brings the total number of Graduate students supported to 13 from across the region including students from the RMI, the FSM, Palau, CNMI and Guam. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
MCT's Livelihoods Project Manager, Mr. Santiago Joab Jr., is currently in Fiji attending the GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop.
He is representing Civil Society Organizations (CSO) along with the Conservation Society of Pohnpeis (CSP) Executive Director, Mr. Eugene Joseph on behalf of the FSM. The purpose of the meeting is to up to date the region on GEF strategies, policies and procedures and to encourage coordination.
The Pacific ECW will bring together the following countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Can you find him? :-)
MCT's staff Meileen Albert, Shirley Ann Pelep, and Jo Lynne JG. Mori, completed their visit (17-21 June) to Chuuk State.
• shared basic organizational financial management (i.e financial statements, external/internal financial reporting processes, unallowable/allowable costs, fix assets, recording, documentation, filing, etc.) and financial tools/templates with Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC), Island PRIDE, and Oneisomw Resource Management Committee (ORMC).
• conducted training on QuickBooks with CWC’s newly hired Finance Officer Ms. Nelinda Robert.
• worked with CWC on the expectations and requirements of their new project titled Oneisomw Climate Change Adaptation Agroforest Garden.
• conducted monitoring on the coral reef monitoring project that CWC and Chuuk Department of Marine Resources are currently implementing.
We thank our local partners from Chuuk for all the great work that you do. Kinisou Chapur.
Partners from sites across the region participated in a fisheries communication workshop in Guam from June 13-15th.
The workshop brought together participants from Pohnpei, Yap, Chuuk and Guam as the final outcome of a project working in fishing communities in these jurisdictions.
The teams are designing messaging, graphics and communications materials to promote and communicate issues such as over fishing, climate change impacts on fisheries and species bans/size for catch.
The project was supported by funding from Saltonstall-Kennedy grant by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through MCT.
Happy 25th birthday Palau Conservation Society! Me Sulang, Kamagar, Kinisou Chapur, Komol Tata, Kulo Mulalap, Olomwaay, Si Yu'us Ma'ase, Kalahngan and thank you for all you do.