The purpose of the collaboration between PICRC and PCC is to jointly develop and implement a training program according to the best practices and standards of PCC; provide and educate the trainers that will eventually conduct the courses of the program; provide other resources needed to conduct the program; issue certificates for successful completion of the program; and continuously evaluate, modify, and improve the program. It is designed to join the forces of both parties in order to provide proper training in the development of the local capacity to preserve and protect Palau’s pristine natural environment.
The program will prepare individual state conservation programs to comply with the PAN requirements. It will also provide the ecological background for conservation work. The courses will be offered through the PCC Continuing Education (CE) and, while it is intended for Palau’s PAN conservation officers and coordinators, interested community members may participate in the program.