08 Dec CTC Supports Senior Enumerator’s Training and Certification for Improved MPA Management

As one of the official Competency Assessment Centers and partners for Professional Certification Institutes for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Services, CTC supported the technical guidance and competency assessment for the  MPA managers. The activity was conducted from 6-10 November, 2023 in Yogyakarta. 

The Directorate of Conservation Area and Marine Biodiversity (Dit. KKHL) aims to enhance MPA management competence by providing Technical Guidance (Bimtek) and competency assessments. Over the past two years, there has been a growing demand to increase the skills of national and local MPA managers, improving the effectiveness of MPA management (Evika) in their regions. This year, KKHL targets enhancing the   competency of national and local MPA managers in collecting socio-economic data.

The event was attended by 39 participants. They represent marine conservation and fisheries management institutions from several provinces in Indonesia such as Bali, Central Kalimantan, Maluku, Riau, West Java, East and West Nusa Tenggara, and Yogyakarta. 

Senior enumerators can greatly enhance their effectiveness and capabilities through technical guidance and competency assessments. Enumerators have the chance to enhance their knowledge and abilities during the technical guidance, particularly with regard to comprehending the socio-economic elements associated with marine conservation areas and fisheries. Gaining a more profound comprehension allows enumerators to perform survey tasks more meticulously and contextually, guaranteeing that the data gathered accurately represents local contexts.

There were at least seven competencies delivered in the technical guidance sessions. Those include computer operation, occupational health and safety and the environment, communication skills, team and staff management, doing work with others effectively, collecting social, cultural and economic data on P3K areas, and collecting socio-economic data on watersheds. 

Following the technical guidance, which involved an in-depth understanding of the socio-economic aspects associated with marine conservation, participants were asked to join a competency assessment that tested the application of their knowledge and skills learned during technical guidance sessions. 

The participants were assessed based on above-mentioned competency areas. Senior enumerators were certified as competent once they fully understood the competencies and were able to complete the assigned tasks. The competency assessment is an important foundation to ensure that senior enumerators have standardized expertise in the field. 

Once the participant passes the competency test and is declared as competent by the assessors, they will be recommended for a  certificate issued by the National Professional Certification Agency (BNSP) in that field. This certificate serves as the evidence of the participant’s achievements and expertise.

Writers: Arapa Efendi, Denny Boy Mochran
Photos: Denny Boy Mochran/CTC

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