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Capacity Building A Step Towards Sustainable Development - Momodou Conteh

Jul 8, 2008, 6:55 AM

The Director of technical service Network at the National Environment Agency (NEA) Momodou Conteh has said that capacity building is a key factor towards any sustainable development initiative or process. He added that without empowering the capacity of staff of any institution, their expected output will fall below expected targets of achievement.

Conteh make these remarks recently during the closing ceremony of a week-long internal training course for NEA inspectors, documentalists, Accountants, etc on data base management at the NEA's documentation centre in Banjul. He called on the participants to be very practical in what they have learnt during the training

The trainers, Alieu Touray and Malick Sarr from the Ecological Monitoring Centre for the Natural Resources Management and Technical staff from Dakar, Senegal said training on data bases is a key instrument in this generation. They said that information technology is a vital component that cannot be left behind in our development endeavours, and therefore needs to be harnessed for the young workers. He further took the opportunity and call on the trainees to disseminate the knowledge learnt to others who did not have the opportunity to attend the training.

The training co-ordinator Dodou Trawally, Senior Programme Officer at the Geographical Information Systems of the NEA, said the success behind every institution is the training and capacity building of its staff.