Write shop hailed a success

14/07/2011

The capacity building programme for officials of Pacific Island governments to help them tap funds for renewable energy and other ecologically friendly programmes for their respective countries reported in <strong>Pacific Periscope</strong> last week has been deemed a success.<!--more-->

Following the workshop that was held in the Cook Islands last week, there will be more renewable energy and saltwater desalination activities in the Pacific region, thanks to skills acquired in writing up funding proposals, say the workshop’s organisers.

More than 40 participants from throughout the region learnt the best way to develop project proposals and how they are assessed for approval. Sessions during the week involved the preparation of mock project proposals, which were reviewed by a select panel for feedback, with the opportunity for country participants to work on refining actual project proposals they plan to submit.

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) pooled resources to coordinate the workshop focusing on the Pacific Environment Community (PEC) Fund and the Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy Project (PIGGAREP).