Thursday, 1 September 2011

Summary Report released on the Regional Exchange on Monitoring and Evaluation for Improving MPA Management Effectiveness in the Coral Triangle Countries

The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Regional Exchange and Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation for Improved Marine Protected Area (MPA) Management Effectiveness in the Coral Triangle (CT) Countries was held on 8-13 May 2011. The workshop was hosted by the Government of the Philippines through its CTI National Coordinating Committee with assistance from the U.S. CTI Support Program and in coordination with the CTI Regional Secretariat.
The purpose of the workshop was to address Goal 3 (MPAs established and effectively managed) of the CTI Regional Plan of Action and, specifically, to build capacity for effective management of the CT MPA System (CTMPAS). The U.S. CTI Support Program Regional Activities for 2011 through 2013 aims to support one regional collective action by developing the regional MPA system, and one parallel activity that focuses primarily on national settings but links through common elements into a regional program by contributing to: (1) jointly establishing overall goals, objectives, principle and operational design elements for a CT MPA System centered around priority MPA networks and (2) building capacity for effective management of the CT MPAS.

Details of the workshop are discussed in a new report produced by USAID. Alan White, senior scientist at The Nature Conservancy, was the overall coordinator for the activity and serves as the MPA theme lead for the U.S.-supported Coral Triangle Initiative.