Sunday, March 25, 2007

MIC Media Coordinator is the new Grant Writer for the FSM National Government

MIC Media Coordinator Olivier Wortel is the new Grant Writer for the FSM National Government. In the letter sent to all four state Governors, FSM department/agency/office heads, to the various Ambassadors to the FSM stationed in Pohnpei, as well as the FSM Congress announcing the hiring, President Urusemal stated that it is time to "more actively pursue, organize, implement and monitor a cohesive program of external aid outside of Compact funds."

Discussing his new role, Olivier has stated: "I specifically include NGO's alongside the government in the potential collaborative process and participation in and access to the grant writing and international Aid Coordination Unit that I am a part of. I am certainly available and open to ideas from all of the MIC group in this capacity."

Thursday, March 15, 2007

New MIC Coordinator

The Micronesians in Island Conservation Network has a new Coordinator!
Mrs. Mae M. Bruton Adams brings to the position a wealth of experience from previous work at the Federated States of Micronesian (FSM) Mission to the United Nations, the Reich and Tang Unit Investment Trust in New York, and recently as the French Honorary Consul to the FSM for the last 4 years. Mae is a bright, energetic and enthusiastic Micronesian who was born in the US and raised in the FSM state of Chuuk. She currently lives in Pohnpei with her husband and four young children. She is a great addition to MIC and The Nature Conservancy Micronesia Team.
Susi Menazza Olmsted, MIC Coordinator for the last two years, will leave Micronesia in May for Eastern Europe to be closer to her family. She will continue working for TNC on project involving the Global Island Partnership.
Mae Adams holding her youngest child, daughter Ke'avae.