The Environmental Protection Agency has been advancing capacity building of its staff through local and international partnerships. Moreover, given the COVID-19 restrictions, during the period April to July, the Agency aggressively pursued and participated in approximately 35 webinars which were aimed at enhancing staff ability to address the growing demand for pollution control and environmental management.
These were executed through networking and collaboration with international organisations such as: the International Association of Impact Assessment (IAIA), International Development Bank (IDB), International Offshore Petroleum Environmental Regulators (IOPER), the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF), Caribbean Community (Caricom) Secretariat, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), and several others.
Staff members have advanced their knowledge in areas such as:
• Enforcing socio-economic compliance from a social distance.
• In-depth session on communication strategies, with practical case illustrations.
• Effective Project Level Grievance Mechanisms in a Changing Landscape: An Interactive Tool.
• Finance and the energy transition.
• Land Consolidation Legislation: FAO Legal Guide and its Application at Country Level.
• Gender and Mining.
• Compliance and Enforcement of Impact Assessment (EsIA) Requirements, Commitments and Related Permit Conditions.
• The Use of Remote Sensing for Mineral Exploration and Geohazards: Best Practices.
• Geo Engineering and Geo Environmental Hazards Monitoring and Management
• How to ‘COVID-Proof’ your workplace – Risk Reduction Advice for Employees & Employers.
• Our biodiversity – key to our economic growth, resilience and sustainable livelihoods.
As we navigate this new reality, our success as an Agency would no doubt rely heavily upon our ability to acquire and efficiently utilise the necessary resources to perform our functions as skilled personnel
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