Micronesians in Island Conservation is a peer learning network designed to strengthen the organizational and technical skills of leaders and their organizations so they can better protect important natural areas.
In Micronesia many conservation leaders work in isolation from one another because of the vast distances between the islands. There is a need for ways to rapidly share basic skills, knowledge, and innovations on key issues. Peer learning networks are widely recognized as one of the most powerful tools for personal, professional, and organizational development. Micronesians in Island Conservation participate in biannual leadership retreats, facilitated self-assessments, and conference calls to consult, learn from one another and rejouvenate.
The Nature Conservancy helped bring together leaders of government and non-governmental organizations committed to protecting important natural areas or sustainably managing resources in either the Federated States of Micronesia or the Republic of Palau. The Micronesians in Island Conservation is now a powerful tool for engaging partners and accelerating conservation action throughout Micronesia.