Environmental Impact Assessment Training for Montserrat

The Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment (MAHLE) in collaboration with the United Kingdom (UK) Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (CEFAS) hosted a two-day Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) training.

The training which was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 12th and 13th, this week, at the Conference Room of the DMCA, is part of the Darwin Plus project to improve the sustainability of marine management in Montserrat.  

Mrs. Eulyn Greaves, Permanent Secretary, MAHLE chaired a brief opening ceremony on Tuesday morning, before the MAHLE Minister David Osborne, declared the workshop open.

PS Greaves outline in brief remarks, explained that the training module is aimed at strengthening management tools to inform the sustainable development of Montserrat’s marine-based economy.

As was briefly outlined by the two CEFAS facilitators and main presenters, Karema Mulholland and Rachel Randall, the main objectives of the two-day training workshop, “are to:

  1. Raise awareness of the Environmental Impact Assessment Process
  2. Share knowledge, experiences and best practices amongst all participants
  3. Build relationships to allow continued support to be provided by, and to all workshop participants.”

It was also noted that the two-day workshop would be a starting point for continued discussion, and for the future development of the EIA module of this project.

The main presenters at the workshop, employed various delivery and presentation styles, as expected, to include, PowerPoint presentations, group discussions and group activities.

They held themselves available after each day’s session for any additional discussion or follow up questions and will use the outcomes of the workshop to inform future project training initiatives.

At the end of the opening session Mr. Steven Mendes delivered a vote of thanks following brief feature remarks from the Minister David Osborne.

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and the Environment (MAHLE) in collaboration with the United Kingdom (UK) Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (CEFAS) hosted a two-day Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) training.

The training which was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 12th and 13th, this week, at the Conference Room of the DMCA, is part of the Darwin Plus project to improve the sustainability of marine management in Montserrat.  

Mrs. Eulyn Greaves, Permanent Secretary, MAHLE chaired a brief opening ceremony on Tuesday morning, before the MAHLE Minister David Osborne, declared the workshop open.

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PS Greaves outline in brief remarks, explained that the training module is aimed at strengthening management tools to inform the sustainable development of Montserrat’s marine-based economy.

As was briefly outlined by the two CEFAS facilitators and main presenters, Karema Mulholland and Rachel Randall, the main objectives of the two-day training workshop, “are to:

  1. Raise awareness of the Environmental Impact Assessment Process
  2. Share knowledge, experiences and best practices amongst all participants
  3. Build relationships to allow continued support to be provided by, and to all workshop participants.”

It was also noted that the two-day workshop would be a starting point for continued discussion, and for the future development of the EIA module of this project.

The main presenters at the workshop, employed various delivery and presentation styles, as expected, to include, PowerPoint presentations, group discussions and group activities.

They held themselves available after each day’s session for any additional discussion or follow up questions and will use the outcomes of the workshop to inform future project training initiatives.

At the end of the opening session Mr. Steven Mendes delivered a vote of thanks following brief feature remarks from the Minister David Osborne.