BY MAVIS PODOKOLO
MINISTRY of Environment, Climate Change Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) underwent an organisational restructuring workshop yesterday, mainly for technical capacity support targeting planning and restructuring.
The workshop was funded by United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) under the Solomon Islands Capacity Development Project (SIMCAP).
Its current restructuring is based on the previous structure which was also funded under the SIMCAP project.
Speaking at the opening of the workshop was Permanent Secretary for MECDM Dr Melchior Mataki, who said that the organisational restructuring contributes to government policy.
“It must be critical but at the same time must be constructive in order to bring change. Its process must be solution oriental,” said the permanent secretary.
Mr Peter Forau the consultant for MECDM outlined three objectives which are; to assess the efficiency of MECDM’s current organisational structure in achieving its mandate, mission, and goals, to outline and assess the costs and benefits of potential options for a suitable new organisational structure and to recommend and describe in detail a new organisational structure for (MECDM)
“The structure must be able to help ministry deliver these three pillars,” he said.