Veta Wade Photo of Montserrat from Silver Hills.

Environmental Impact Assessment Training For Montserrat

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

The training is scheduled to begin at 9:00a.m. on Tuesday October 16, and is part of the Darwin Plus project to improve the sustainability of marine management in Montserrat.  The training module is aimed at strengthening management tools to inform the sustainable development of Montserrat’s marine-based economy.

The main objectives of the two-day training workshop, which will be held at the Conference Room of the DMCA, 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.

Representatives from the CEFAS will be the main presenters at the workshop, who will conduct the training, using various delivery and presentation styles to include, PowerPoint presentations, group discussions and group activities.

The MATLHE also noted that the workshop will be a starting point for continued discussion, and for the future development of the EIA module of this project. The CEFAS facilitators will be 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.

Day two of the training will be held on Wednesday October 17, also at the DMCA Conference Room.