AMART Retreat at Abaokoro Oceanview
On the 6th of December 2020 the AMAT Team had returned from a 2 days Retreat that was held in North Tarawa at Abakoro. The retreat was conducted on the 4th -5th December, 2020. This retreat was consist of 21 Government officials from different sectors or implementing partners under the LDCF (Least Development Countries Fund) project. The main purpose and objective for this workshop/retreat is to engage each different sectors in the discussion for the AMAT Tool Development and also to revisit, validating and updating the AMAT identified Indicators from each sectors. Moreover, this could be also a great opportunity to collect and compile all the information and reports from each sectors for the development of AMAT Tool. This retreat was fully funded under the GEF 7 through the LDCF of MELAD-ECD.
The workshop was kicked off with welcome remarks from the ECD OIC, who represent the Environment and Conservation Division Management. He gave welcome remarks on behalf of the ECD Management and the Organizing Team. He also highlighting the expected outcome of the LDCF AMAT retreat and its importance and contribution to the government Sector’s program and services to those three targeted or pilot islands (Abemama, Maiana, Nonouti) especially for the people of Kiribati as a whole. After welcoming remarks delivered, followed the first presentation from the organizing team and so each sectors. With great effort, this team had managed to establish the technical working group for the AMAT Tool. From here the organizing or the development team could move to the next step. There is an expectation that the AMAT Development will be on-going, with great commitment the team will never cease until the AMAT successfully formulated.