Pohnpei Government and College of Micronesia FSM enter into agreement for Nan Madol management
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- Published: Monday, 02 March 2020 03:50
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By Bill Jaynes
The Kaselehlie Press
February 10, 2020
Pohnpei—This morning the Pohnpei State Government and the College of Micronesia FSM (COM FSM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for capacity building for the management of the Nan Madol World Heritage Site. The purpose of the MOU is to build capacity for the management of the Nan Madol World Heritage Site through educational programs, training, and certification of skills and abilities necessary or desirable for site conservation, interpretation, resource and visitor protection, administration, applications of technologies, and general management.
The government has agreed, within budgetary constraints in cooperation with external partners, to provide financial support to COM FSM to pay for the develop and delivery of education, training, and certification programs related to the management of the Nan Madol World Heritage Site. The payments would be based on contracts for services negotiated with COM FSM. It agrees to provide COM FSM with access to resources it has in order for COM FSM to develop educational programs related to the management of the Nan Madol World Heritage Site.
Among other things, COM FSM has agreed to develop courses, training programs, workshops and associated outlines, syllabi, and any other necessary training materials for the management of protected areas, specifically World Heritage Sites and national parks.
Acting COM FSM President, Vice President Karen Simion signed the MOU on behalf of the College. Pohnpei Lt. Governor Feliciano Perman signed the MOU on behalf of the government during a brief ceremony in the Governor’s conference room.