Four employees of the Pohnpei State Government, including the Director of Treasury and Administration, Christina Elnei, Acting Executive Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Francisco Celestine, Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) Coordinator, Shirley-Ann Ligohr, and Strickson Silbanuz from the Office of Transportation and Infrastructure, graduated from a five-month online course on Thursday, September 15, 2021, in a short graduation ceremony that was held at Island Palms restaurant in Kolonia.
The five-month course, entitled “Project management course” was held online and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the FSM Government through a partnership between the College of Micronesia-FSM (COM-FSM), and the University of South Pacific/Pacific TAFE (USP/Pacific TAFE). The course delivered project management skills to participants involved in the management of climate change adaptation projects at State, National, and/or community levels. Successful participants were awarded a USP/Pacific TAFE Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.
Representing the Governor of Pohnpei, T.H. Reed B. Oliver at the graduation ceremony was Mr. Peteriko Hairens, Public Affairs Officer, who joined H.E. Carmen Cantor, US Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and FSM Secretary of Finance, T.H. Eugene Amor to congratulate and present certificates of completion to the participants.
Congratulations to all the participants!