|EMA Hosts Successful Community Workshop for Nariva CBOs|
The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) held an institutional strengthening workshop earlier this week on Monday 30th July, 2012 at the EMA's head office in Port-of-Spain. The workshop was aimed at training Community Based Organizations (CBOs) participating in the Nariva Swamp Restoration and Livelihoods Project (NSRP) on operational best practices and communication procedures.
The NSRP project aims to restore sections of the Nariva Swamp which was destroyed by illegal rice farming. The CBOs play an important role in nursery operations, planting, tending and fire prevention within the reforested areas. In an effort to further strengthen the CBOs, the workshop provided the participants with communication and administrative tools that they can use in the efficient and effective running of their organizations.
A range of topics were covered in the workshop through a series of presentations and lectures that included: Understanding the Nariva Swamp Restoration Project, Helpful Hints for Conducting a Meeting, Contracts, Claims and Accounting, Working with People and Not Against Them, Active Listening, Communication Skills and Organizational Functions.
EMA's Managing Director/CEO, Dr. Joth Singh who also presented at the workshop said "This workshop will aid the CBOs in demonstrating proficiency in their daily operations and will also assist them in developing strategies for achieving their goals and objectives. This is an ideal example of the type of projects that the EMA is undertaking to facilitate training and development opportunities in communities. The EMA is committed to developing other such initiatives to promote sustainable development in communities." Courtesy the Environmental Management Authority
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