Andrea Uchel, PICRC Policy Development Coordinator, represented PICRC during a 5-day Regional Socioeconomic Monitoring (SEM) Core Team training in Pohnpei from August 26 to August 30, 2018. Andrea joined other SEM Core Team members from Guam, CNMI, FSM, and Marshall Islands. The SEM Core Team members represent countries and territories that are signatories to the Micronesia Challenge.
During the training, Ms. Uchel presented an update of PICRC’s work in socioeconomic research, how PICRC addresses and tackles challenges in surveying, and plans for the next two years. Additionally, she learned more about conducting socioeconomic assessments and gained practicable skills and knowledge in conducting these studies.