Na­tional Parks, MEIF col­lab­o­rate on ca­pac­ity build­ing

The Punch - - HOMES & PROPERTY -

he Na­tional Parks Ser­vice says it is part­ner­ing a non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion, Moth­ers of the In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion, on ca­pac­ity build­ing.

the Con­ser­va­tor Gen­eral, Na­tional Parks Ser­vice, Al­haji Ibrahim Goni, made this known when the foun­da­tion paid him a cour­tesy visit.

Ac­cord­ing to En­vi­ronews Nige­rian, the team, which was led by an ex-in­ter­na­tional foot­baller, em­manuel Baba­yaro, so­licited the part­ner­ship of the NPS to­wards its up­com­ing in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence with the theme, ‘the eco­nomic and so­cial ef­fects of women mi­gra­tion in Africa’.

Goni said the theme of the con­fer­ence was apt con­sid­er­ing the present eco­nomic and so­cial chal­lenges as­so­ci­ated with the con­tem­po­rary so­ci­ety in the re­cent times.

he also ex­pressed the ser­vice’s in­ter­est to par­tic­i­pate in the con­fer­ence as well as the train­ing for bet­ter and im­proved gen­eral per­for­mance.

Goni said, “My ser­vice is do­ing a lot to re­po­si­tion na­tional parks in the coun­try.

“ev­ery ex­pe­ri­ence or knowl­edge gained will help to im­prove and strengthen our re­solve to up­grade our ser­vices to in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.”

Baba­yaro said the pur­pose of the visit was to seek the NPS’ col­lab­o­ra­tion to­ward the foun­da­tion’s ‘Up skill hu­man cap­i­tal’ train­ing.

he said the train­ing was to make the parks a tourist haven and for the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try at large.

Baba­yaro said, “Our foun­da­tion is part­ner­ing many or­gan­i­sa­tions like Geneva Academy for Peace that pro­vide best of

un­der­stand­ing and prac­ti­cal skills in peace­ful con­flict res­o­lu­tion, ne­go­ti­a­tion and other skills that al­low one to in­ter­act bet­ter in a given en­vi­ron­ment.

“Some of the train­ing cour­ses in­clude sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment and hu­man rights, ef­fec­tive lead­er­ship and con­flict res­o­lu­tion and me­di­a­tion.”

he also sug­gested or­gan­is­ing a foot­ball match that would com­prise ex­in­ter­na­tional play­ers at the park’s head­quar­ters to fur­ther en­hance pub­lic­ity for the ser­vice, which the con­ser­va­tor gen­eral sup­ported.

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