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Indonesia and PIDF collaborate on capacity building trainings

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia with its Directorate of Technical Cooperation will be working with the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) to establish a series of capacity building trainings.  The trainings are for PIDF and MSG member countries over the coming months in venues across the Republic of Indonesia and Fiji. Pacific Islands Development […]

Salote Qalubau

June 28, 2016 4:26 pm

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia with its Directorate of Technical Cooperation will be working with the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) to establish a series of capacity building trainings. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia officials and Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) officials during a gift exchange. (PIDF)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia officials and Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) officials during a gift exchange. (PIDF)

The trainings are for PIDF and MSG member countries over the coming months in venues across the Republic of Indonesia and Fiji.

Pacific Islands Development Forum Secretary General Mr Francois Martel emphasized that the aim of the partnership is to improve the development capacity of the Pacific countries which was made by the President of the Republic of Indonesia during a state visit to Fiji to attend the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Head of State Meeting in 2014.

MARTEL: “We are indeed very grateful to the Government of Indonesia for their technical and financial assistance for capacity development training’s for Pacific Island member countries and territories and realizing part of their commitment made back in 2014 during the 2nd PIDF Leaders’ Summit.”

“Through this technical partnership a week long international workshop on Seaweed and Fisheries Products Development for MSG and PIDF Countries will commence at the Forestry Training Centre in Suva from Tuesday this week.”

A high-level delegation led by Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Deputy Minister on Asia, Pacific and Africa His Excellency Ambassador Desra Percaya converged with the PIDF Management team a week ago to discuss planning and implementation of upcoming training comprising of the following:

  • A multimedia training course
  • International training on coastal erosion
  • Mangrove product development for MSG and PIDF countries
  • International Training in Sustainable Tourism.

The workshop will focus on capacity building in the field of community-based seaweed and fisheries products development and each country is expected to nominate two participants with backgrounds in the field of seaweed and fisheries products or participants who already have a fisheries business line.

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