SEAFDEC Secretariat organized two in-house training courses including the “USAID Funding Requirements” and “USAID Budget Preparation” on 12 and 17 May 2022 at the Training Department, respectively. The Training courses were supported by the Sustainable Fish Asia Local Capacity Development-Capacity Strengthening Initiative (SUFIA LCD/CSI) which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The trainings were attended by the SEAFDEC Secretary-General, senior officials, and staff from SEAFDEC Training Department and the Secretariat including project implementation related officer, information, research, training, finance, human resource, procurement, and administrative officers.
During the first training, the USAID Rules & Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements, Financial Management for USAID Fundings, USAID Procurement: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, USAID Subaward Management, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning were introduced and discussed. In the second training, the discussion focused on the USAID budget preparation. As a public international organization, the two activities enhanced the capacity of SEAFDEC for compliance to receive funding support from the USAID in the coming years.