The office of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Fiji, in collaboration with the National Institute of Marine Biodiversity of Korea, last month organized a five-day training program on the Global Leadership Training Program. women in the marine bioresource information system.
During the opening ceremony, Korean Ambassador to Fiji Young-kyu Park acknowledged the efforts of the Fijian government to achieve its target vaccination rate and prepare Fiji for the new normal.
He said the proactive approach of the Fijian government had enabled KOICA to conduct the training program face to face.
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Service, Susan Kiran, acknowledged KOICA’s efforts to upgrade the skills of our civil servants.
Ms Kiran also thanked KOICA for its continued commitment to providing virtual training and development opportunities despite restrictions due to COVID-19.
A total of 24 female interns participated from relevant ministries, including the Ministry of Fisheries, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and the Ministry of Public Enterprises.
Each participant received a laptop and accessories funded by KOICA worth $ 50,000 and after the training programs the laptops were to be donated to participating departments to support them in their day-to-day operations.
The training program aimed to integrate gender equality in taxonomy, ecology and repository management, database management and awareness programs which are fundamental elements of the national bioresource information system. marines.