The CMWG Meeting succeeded in finding an acceptable resolution to the unresolved articles in the Agreement on the Establishment of the Regional Secretariat of the CTI-CFF and its associated Rules and Regulations.
The Sustainable Financing Workshop on Costing the Solomon Islands National Plan of Action (NPOA) was organized by Mama Graun Conservation Trust Fund in collaboration with the Solomon Islands NCC from 27-28 April 2011. It was attended by 30 participants from various government ministries, NCC representatives, and community groups.
The RETA launched a new research called the “Economics of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the CTI (E-FACT)”, which will be completed in April 2012. It will analyze the impacts of fisheries and aquaculture on marine diversity in the CT6 countries.
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The composition of the Knowledge Management Teams for two of the six Coral Triangle countries have been announced.
Knowledge Integrator Delvene Boso answers questions on how their team developed the idea for their NCC's newsletter
The KM TA Team congratulates Ms. Delvene Boso, Knowledge Integrator (KI) for the Solomon Islands (SOL) and Senior Research Analyst of the WorldFish Center-SOL for developing a newsletter for the SOL NCC.
The Philippine Clearing House Mechanism on Biodiversty (PCHM) is a web-based information system which students, policymakers, and other stakeholders can access to get the latest scientific data, news, publications, and events on conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in the country. Information on the country’s participation in the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) will also be hosted on this site.
Indonesia and Malaysia have designated the members of their Knowledge Management (KM) Teams and have endorsed them to the ADB RETA Team. The KM Teams are expected to support the KM and communication needs of the National Coordinating Committees (NCCs) in carrying out their National Plans of Action (NPOAs).
Ten resource persons from different CTI projects, including Prof. Dr. Nor Aieni Haji Mokhtar, CTI Focal Person for Malaysia and Marine Science Specialist, and Dr. Edgardo Gomez, ADB KM RETA Marine Science Specialist, presented papers during the CTI Symposium on 17 June 2011 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.
Message from Dr. Suseno Sukoyono, Vice Chair, Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Interim Regional Secretariat
The CTI Regional Plan of Action is a living and non-legally binding document, to conserve and sustainably manage coastal and marine resources within the Coral Triangle region, that takes into consideration laws and policies of each country.
The CTI Roadmap provides an overall guide for the CTI process and allows for substantial participation of stakeholders.
Sixty-two representatives from the CT6 National Coordinating Committees (NCCs) and their development partners (ADB, US CTI Program, UNDP, WorldFish Center, University of Queensland, WWF, TNC, and CI) attended the ADB CTI KM Regional Needs Assessment and SCTR Workshop held at the ADB Headquarters in Manila on 15-16 March 2011.
The ADB KM Project in collaboration with the Philippines CTI NCC organized the Philippine Sustainable Financing (SF) Workshop: Costing the NPOA from 31 January to 1 February 2011 at the Richmonde Hotel in Pasig City.
The RETA Team conducted its last Needs Assessment Workshop at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Port Moresby on 17 February 2011. Thirty-four participants from the NCC and its member agencies attended the workshop, including Ms. Kumaras Kalim, Undersecretary of the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC).
The Knowledge Hub is the focal point for the exchange of useful knowledge on issues related to coastal and marine resource management in the Coral Triangle region.
QUEZON CITY, September 3 (PIA) -– The country’s outstanding Marine Protection Areas for 2011 were cited at the 2011 MPA Awards and Recognition rites held on August 31, 2011 at the Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.