KiLGA Takes Part in the Training of IPOs

Saturday, March 4, 2017, MIA –Island Project Officers (IPOs) from all 23 Councils in Kiribati attended a session on developing Strategic Plans for Local Economic Development (LED) delivered jointly by Eliza Tokataake, Urban Management Officer of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and Rikiaua Takeke, Executive Officer of the KiLGA.
The topics include ‘Benefits and Relevance of LEDS to Council Communities’, ’Using SWOT Analysis in LED Planning’ and others. The IPOs were encouraged to use the skills they have learned by completing new LED projects and submitting them for assessment via e-mail to KiLGA. This is a kind of test to see if they are able to draft and submit project proposals to donors such as NZ, Australia and Canada, through the Internet
The training is part of a two-week training course for IPOs that the Rural Planning Division (RPD) of MIA organized, fully funded by the division from its surplus funds for 2016.
“We had wanted to carry out this training for our IPOs so remaining funds from our 2016 recurrent budget was used to purchase their air tickets,” said Kaotitaake Kokoria, the Acting Director of RPD.
The IPOs agreed that the training was valuable and also allowed them to come together in Tarawa and share good practices and experiences.

Island Project Officers in a group photo at MIA in Bairiki

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