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Local women get tourism funds

Local women get tourism funds

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in partnership with the Office of Commerce Investment and Tourism (OCIT) recognized two local entrepreneurs at a special ceremony late last month. Estella Matthew and Chessika Jim are the first to receive seed funding through the Ao Kapijuknen Women-Led Domestic Tourism Pilot Program. The two women went through an […]

Climate art dazzles audience

Climate art dazzles audience

Wilmer Joel Just when we thought that the first ever Climate Week had enough activities to highlight issues for the public, a climate art showcase was formed. It was an event hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Jo-Jikum at Marshall Islands Resort inside the Lomalo Room. A line up of talented singers, […]

Climate art grabs interest

Climate art grabs interest

WILMER JOEL As part of RMI National Climate Week, Jo-Jikum in collaboration with United Nations Peacebuilders and the International Office for Migration (IOM), held a Climate Security Arts Workshop for the public in the old library at the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI). Jo-Jikum’s Director Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and the interns helped manage the event […]

IOM promotes women in tourism

IOM promotes women in tourism

IOM is working with the Jelto Island community in Majuro Atoll to launch a Women-Led Domestic Tourism Pilot Project. It is working alongside technical partners Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce (NRC), Office of Commerce Investment and Tourism (OCIT), Women United Together in Marshall Islands (WUTMI), Jibron Ae Entrepreneurs (JAE) and other technical representatives and […]

A day for celebration

A day for celebration

BOLDEN ELANZO It was an unforgettable day for the Ministry of Health and Human Services staff and leaders last month as they witnessed five functions taking place in one day at Majuro hospital. A one-hour press conference was held with MOHHS leaders urging people to get the Covid vaccine that is now available. This was […]

Live Covid drill hits Majuro

Live Covid drill hits Majuro

This was a learning moment for hospital staff, IOM, airport staff, bus drivers, police, National Disaster Management Office, and everyone else involved. This exercise started off at the airport, where in the scenario, there were hospital staff testing people who just arrived on Majuro. Nurses practiced how to ask the questions, getting samples into the […]

Ebeye connects on Covid action

Ebeye connects on Covid action

Multiple Zoom meetings between Kwajalein Emergency Operations Center (KEOC) and National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) in Majuro under the National Disaster Management Office has enabled the Kwajalein Disaster Committee (KDC) to engage in several Covid-19 preparedness campaigns on Ebeye. With strong partnership from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ebeye branch and Kwajalein Nitibili Club, […]

IOM checks Ebeye’s ‘Covid pulse’

IOM checks Ebeye’s ‘Covid pulse’

The International Organization for Migration is nearly done with its Covid-19 Rapid Assessment Survey on Ebeye, which saw Ebeye and Majuro ground surveyors conducting door-to-door interviews around the small island. Each surveyor took an oath at the courthouse before deployment throughout Ebeye. And each surveyor team is equipped with a cellphone where data is inputted […]

Training for disaster fallout

Training for disaster fallout

HILARY HOSIA Close to 30 teachers and counselors from the Public School System on Ebeye completed the Psychological First Aid course offered by the International Organization for Migration with assistance from Youth to Youth in Health last week. According to facilitators, the training took one full day at the new Ebeye Public Elementary School. The […]

IOM marks 10 years in RMI

IOM marks 10 years in RMI

Friends, partners and dignitaries joined in celebration in honor of the International Organization for Migration’s 10 years of quality services to and partnership with the Marshall Islands. IOM hosted a brief get-together at Marshall Islands Resort this week, where fliers and posters of provided services were on display. Often-used equipment needed during disaster rescues were […]