The Nadi Subregional Workshop
for 2014 Reporting Exercise for the Pacific was successfully conducted as
planned and scheduled with logistic and technical preparations and active
involvement of the Pacific states, and warm hospitality of Fijian NFP agency,
the Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Fiji.
At the first day, Mr.
Ropate Ligairi, the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture (Fijian NFP)
chaired the Opening Session and delivered his welcome remark on behalf of the
government. The Secretariat staff delivered statement on behalf of ES of the
Secretariat and MD of GM of UNCCD; GEF representative made statement on behalf
of GEF Secretariat.
The workshop was attended
by 22 participants from 12 Pacific states and 6 representatives from
international institutions and regional reporting entity. The following states
and institutions participated in the workshop:
Fiji, FSM, Kiribati, Tonga,
Solomon, Niue, Cook islands, Samoa, Palau, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Nauru.
Representatives of GEF, GM,
The Secretariat, SPREP and consultant also participated in the workshop.
For three days technical
sessions, ppt presentations on concerned topics were delivered by consultant, Secretariat
staff and GM staff. The supporting team of the workshop answered/solved all questions
related to the performance indicators, progress indicators, UFA and follow-up
At the end of the workshop, participants were
invited to evaluate the result achieved by filling a questionnaire. Altogether,
participants averaged an improvement in understanding the requirements of the
2014 reporting exercise, as well as their preparedness for this reporting cycle. At the last day of the workshop, as one of
the main step of the workshop, participants voiced their appreciation and
introduced their roadmap for compiling the 2014 reporting
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