Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SEM-Pasifika Traning to be Held In RMI


Socioeconomic Monitoring in the Pacific Region (SEM-Pasifika) Training
Program*

*Background: *SEM-Pasifika is a set of community-based socioeconomic monitoring guidelines developed specifically for the Pacific incorporates indicators used by the Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) Network, The Secretariat of the Pacific Community, and the Global Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative (SocMon) into a user-friendly format. This training program will be held in three parts: a training workshop held in May 2008, on-site implementation, and follow-up technical assistance to be provided at the end of 2008. The program is facilitated through a partnership with Micronesians in Island Conservation (MIC) the Pacific Islands Marine Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC), the South Pacific Environment Programme (SPREP), the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). **

*Dates of training workshop:* May 5-9, 2008

*Location of training workshop:* Republic of the Marshall Islands

*Participants*- We have funding available for one representative from each of the following areas: Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, CNMI, Marshall Islands, Palau, Chuuk, Yap, Kosrae, Pohnpei.

*We’re asking each jurisdiction to nominate one representative and to provide a completed application package for that person by Friday, March 14, 2008. The application form is attached. If you have any questions about the training program or the application process, please contact Christy Loper at christy.loper@noaa.gov <mailto:christy.loper@noaa.gov>. *

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