:: COMMUNICATIONS PLAN WORKSHOP
Resource agencies and partners come together in Yap to craft Yap's Local Communications Plan.
The FSM's first Micronesia Challenge Communications Plan has been crafted in Yap. On May 23-29, 2012, representatives from the Yap EPA, Yap Department of Resources & Development, YapCAP, Yap Visitors Bureau, and other community members met in Colonia for a week's worth of discussion and strategizing. The workshop was facilitated by Jeanine Almany of The Nature Conservancy and Berna Gorong of Yap.
"It was a lot of work, but we managed to create a communications plan that works for Yap. We spent a lot of time focusing on strategies that would work for Yap's main and outer islands," said Berna.
"It was an eye-opening exercise to customize a communications plan for Yap," said Jeanine. "I think what it reinforced was that every island is different, every tradition is unique, and a communications plan, in order to work, has to be customized to each island."
Participants at the Yap Communications Plan Workshop, May 24, 2012