Tuesday, September 17, 2013

E- filing training

FSM PACC Administrative Official, Mr. Ginny Jose, attended a workshop on E-filing in Pohnpei from September 9-12th. Participants learn and practiced the Paperport software. The software simplifies the filing of documents and also has the feature of editing PDF files and combining Word and Excel document files. This software makes it easier and faster to send documents between offices and countries.

44th Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting

FSM PACC Coordinator, Mr. Simpson Abraham attended the 44th Pacific Island Forum Leaders Meeting. It was held in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands on September 1 - 6, 2013. This meeting brought together all the PIF countries to discuss issues related to the Forum countries. The North pacific PACC countries accompanied the SPREP Director General and the Delegation from SPREP in the region and to seek scaling up assisstance from the donor partners.

 The purpose of this meeting was to facilitate discussions on how to promote way forwardd for PACC and to integrate to other climate change and disaster risk management at all levels ( national and/or state) and at all processes ie from planning to implementation, monitoring and feedback in view of improving  implementation and to provide the basis for achieving a triple win of reducing disaster risk, climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

Given the remaining 18 months of the PACC project, such iniciatives to upscale the projects by demonstrating progress to the donor countries will be a leveraged to sustain and replicate the project.