Officers from different Conservation and Environmental Authorities from Palau, FSM, Kiribati and Samoa are receiving focused capacity training on the use of the national environmental data portal. This portal is an on-line tool to address the on-going challenge of compiling high-quality, and up to date data on the environment including a place to store data. The development of a national data portal will improve access for national datasets and indicators for environment information.

Information stored in the national portal will enhance the country’s reporting capacity to the various multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) including key national, regional and international commitments.

The training on the use of the national portal is being conducted by the SPREP-based Inform project team with Inform Participants, 08-11 April, 2019, at SPREP compound in Apia, Samoa.