|Description of Project Outputs
1. Strengthened CTI regional cooperation
2. Established regional learning mechanisms for CTI.
3. Implemented communication and information dissemination plan
4. Established sustainable financing schemes for POAs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The targets of the four outputs have been achieved. In the attainment of output 1, the RETA has provided an efficient and effective venue for learning exchanges, meetings and events in line with the selected focus areas. The regional workshops provided opprotunities for a greater understanding of issues and for seeking consensus on solutions that the Coral Triangle Initiative could advocate and implement as a region and as individual sovereign nations, as called for in the Global Environment Facility (GEF) investment. Baseline assessments of the National Plan of Action (NPOA) and the Regional Plan of Action (RPOA) were utilized as state indicators for the State of the Coral Triangle Reports (SCTRs) and the Regional State of the Coral Triangle Report (RSCTR), establishing baselines against which future improvements could be measured. Decision support tools were introduced to guide data collection , structure the engagement by site-level users, and allow policy makers to appreciate various scenarious emanting from a menu of decisions pertaining to fisheries, marine protected areas, and climate change impacts.
For output 2, the RETA has used the International Waters Learning Exchange Network (IW: LEARN) as the platform for web management. The RETA considered information technology as facilitating, but not entirely driving knowledge management. The knowledge integrators contributed to preparation of the country SCTRs.
For output 3, the SCTRs have been fully embeded, and the RSCTR contributed to the articulation of the higher level outcomes of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security. The website developed under the RETA, www.coraltriangle.net has linkages with partners, countries, and social meda sites. Cooperation has bee strengthened in information management and decision-making, and has conformed to the GEF strategy of using available knowledge and improving the capacity of institutions to address transboundary issues.
For output 4, the national coordinating committees are in a better position to develop and pilot-test payment for ecosystem services initiatives and assess the costs of implementing their respective NPOAs.