60-plus locals take up climate change-related project management course

Pacific TAFE Director Hasmukh Lal (left) escorts the Acting US Ambassador and Charge d’Affairs Michael Goldman during the launch to 67 students the Certificate IV course in project management practice USP outlet in Walu Bay today. Picture: RAMA

SIXTY-SEVEN students are part of the Certificate IV course in project management practice delivered by the University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).

The course is supported by USAID Ready and the students include those working within the Government, Water Authority of Fiji, Fiji National University, Fiji Roads Authority, the private sector and non-government organisations.

Speaking at the launch of the course today, Pacific TAFE director Hasmukh Lal said to date, a total of 204 students had benefited from this program.

“The project is aimed to work with Pacific Island countries and other stakeholders to provide support on climate-related areas and resilience efforts within the capacities of local partners and offer appropriate training and support,” Mr Lal said.

Acting Ambassadors Charge d’Affaired Michael Goldman said the training was designed to enhance the capacity of Fiji’s leaders to design and implement programs that strengthened the country’s resilience against extreme weather events and natural disasters.

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