By Lilian Sopera Keneqa – EMTV News, Port Moresby
74 participants from mid-level managers of Government departments, representatives from non-governmental and private sector organizations will be participating in a Project Management training.
The five-month course, which commenced on the first of April, will enhance their capacity to better manage projects that prevent and mitigate the impact of natural disasters in the country.
The Managing Director of the Climate Change and Development Authority, Ruel Yamuna, said, “This is an activity that is good and practical that the Green Growth Academy will need to look into, and incorporate into its programs in the future. I say this because it addresses the issue of sustainability. I see this training program supportwill have a long-term impact of USAID’s Ready Project and we look forward to the lessons from this particular course.”
This is the first project management course supported by USAID’s ‘Ready Project’ in Papua New Guinea.
U.S. Ambassador to PNG, Catherine Ebert-Gray said that it is their hope that in the future, the local private sector and civil society, with support from the government, will be able to take the lead in managing current and upcoming investments.
The course is part of the USAID partnership with the University of the South Pacific and PNG’s Climate Change and Development Authority to support Pacific Island countries to become more environmentally and disaster resilient.