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Simieon Baeto is in Honiara for the Coral Triangle Initiative meeting
Simieon Baeto is in Honiara for the Coral Triangle Initiative meeting

Western Provincial Fisheries Officer Simion Baeto who is currently attached to the Coral Triangle Initiative head office at Manado, Indonesia says his attachment has helped improve his self confidence.

Baeto joined a team of three participants from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Timor Leste in June and his attachment will lapse in December.

This week he travelled back to Honiara for the Coral Triangle Initiatives Senior Officials meeting and this is what he said in a brief interview with him.

Baeto who graduated from the University of South Pacific in Suva, Fiji is stationed at the Western Provincial capital Gizo.

In June this year he travelled to Manado, Indonesia as a Regional Coral Triangle Network Officer.

It was a huge leap forward for this quietly spoken officer to be appointed for this attachment.

He said he was privilege to be given this opportunity because since he started his attachment, his confidence has grown especially in working for an inter-governmental or international organisation. 

"I felt so lucky and privilege to be given this opportunity because it has broaden my knowledge and skills which will become handy when I return to my work station," he added.  

The areas he thinks he can contribute when he returns home includes skills in communication, multi-tasking skills, report writing, analytical and teamwork in a multi-cultural environment.

His exposure also put him in a position where when he completes his attachment he can assist in the implementation of future Regional Plan of Action 

"I can be an asset to work with my National Coordinating Committees to implement the Regional Plan of Action (RPOA) next year and for the future on the ground in the Solomon Islands," he said.