By EDDIE OSIFELO
PARTICIPANTS of the Grant proposal writing workshop that focused on Climate Change and Climate Finance Access are preparing for a writeshop on September 13.
This is after the 26 participants on-venue and 25 online participants completed the two-day workshop on theory and project proposal writing basics and processes in Honiara last week.
The workshop was facilitated by SPREP Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) Country Manager for Solomon Islands, Fred Siho Patison in partnership with Australia Pacific Climate Alumni Network, Solomon Islands National University and The University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands Campus.
Gaylyn Puairana, National Coordinator for the Australia Pacific Climate Alumni Network in Honiara told participants in the opening of the workshop that the objectives are to:
- provide or present information on the basics concepts, issues, impacts and effective ways of writing project proposals in terms of Climate Finance Access;
- and also provide an opportunity for Climate Alumnus, Australia Awards Alumnus and students from University of South Pacific and Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and partners to learn and share together.
She said the participants are expected to develop a proposal and submit to a donor as the outcome of this trainings.
Patison’s team consist of local experts in climate change including Douglas Yee, Jimmy Kereseka and Viara, who also formed the BioClimate Eco-Analytics.
His team informed the participants on the RIO Conventions and UNFCCC and the Green Climate Fund and the Adaptation Fund.
Patison also taught the participants on the objective tree and problem and the Theory of Change to develop a proposal for climate change grant.
The participants have expressed their gratitude towards the local experts for enhancing their knowledge of climate change issues.