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4 December 2018 - 3:29pm

Public Officers from the several departments including Conservation and Fisheries, Survey, Town and Country Planning, and Disaster Management are engaged in a week long workshop on 'Mapping for Evidence-Based Policy, Recovery and Environmental Resilience’ from December 3 to 7. The workshop aims to improve the documentation of the landscape across the Territory and for accurate risk assessment, which will help improve disaster management and prevention. Focus will be placed on Mapping Systems to help participants to build a deeper understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and to assist in the innovation process moving forward. Officers from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and the National Parks Trust Public officers are also attending the workshop funded by the UK Darwin Plus Project and UK partners along with National Parks Trust, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and Environment Systems, and the Government Environment Department of the Turks and Caicos Island. Field professionals from the Turks and Caicos Islands are also in attendance. Pictured are Mr. Ronald Smith-Berkeley, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry for Natural Resources and Labour; Christine Maggs, Chief Scientist and Deputy Chief Executive of Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Dr. Katie Medcalf, Environment Director of Environment Systems. Photo Credits: F. Skerrit (GIS)

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Paul Bridgewater

Information Officer I (Ag.)
Department of Information and Public Relations
Telephone:468-2747
Email: Pbridgewater@gov.vg

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