Published at 29/07/2021

PLCM interns train staff of the National Forestry Directorate in the design and management of data bases

Eight staff members of the National Forestry Directorate have benefitted from building their capacity in designing and management of data bases, through the tools of Advanced Excel   This training took place from 20 to 23 July, and was led by interns of the Conservation Leadership Programme of Mozambique (PLCM). During the sessions, which took place at the headquarters of the National Forestry Directorate in Maputo, the staff had the possibility of perfecting their skills so as to improve their performance during their day-to-day activities.

The participants in the course were the Department Head of the Forestry Information System, the General Support Department Head (Department of Human Resources), staff of the Department of Norms and Control, and staff of the Department of Community Management.

During the training, several examples were presented aimed at the daily activities of the DINAF staff, focusing on the use of the tools for the design of data bases for the management of processes and verification of the compliance of activities, and tools for the design of data bases for the historical assessments of data.

According to the staff, this training was extremely important because they were having difficulties in the use of the Excel tool and it is hoped that this course could cover other staff who are working in other provincial directorates.

For the intern Matola Salimo, who holds a master’s degree in Management and Conservation of Biodiversity from the Eduardo Mondlane University, this course is part of the internship plan, and this sharing of knowledge is a great opportunity to improve, not only the skills of the DINAF staff, but is mainly a way of implementing specific activities in the work of the National Forestry Directorate.