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EIA Training Well Attended

The Fiji Environmental Law Association’s Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Training received a large number of participants from Fiji and the region. The three-day training was attended by 56 participants consisting
28 Oct 2014 11:37
EIA Training Well Attended
Fiji Enviromental Law Associtian co-ordinator Kiji Vukimoala at the workshop held at Holida Inn Suva yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

The Fiji Environmental Law Association’s Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Training received a large number of participants from Fiji and the region.

The three-day training was attended by 56 participants consisting of legal officers, conservation officers, environmentalists and 13 facilitators at the Holiday Inn Suva yesterday.

Patricia Naisara, a junior commercial lawyer with Munro Leys said the training was a great opportunity for her to meet all the stakeholders and relevant authorities involved in the EIA processes.

“I’m pretty fresh in the field and this is a great opportunity to meet the relevant authorities involved in the EIA processes and just to basically get a better understanding of the processes and procedures involved,” Ms Naisara said.

Liaina Mafaufau of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Samoa said he was really thankful to be of the conference.

“The training is really interesting; it would enhance and improve our skills in terms of environment conservation,” he said.

“On behalf of my ministry I would like to thank the sponsors of the training for inviting us to this very important conference.”

Training co-ordinator Kiji Vukikomoala said a diverse range of professionals had registered for the training.

“It is a positive step in terms of the objective of the training which is to encourage an integrative approach towards resource management,” Ms Vukikomoala said.

“Each and every participant may be involved in an EIA process some time in their career and what we want to do is for everyone to get to know all the relevant stakeholders involved in the process.”

The training ends tomorrow.

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