Coral Triangle Day 2024 Celebrates 15 Years of CTI-CFF in Manado North Sulawesi

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PELAKITA.ID – The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) proudly announces the celebration of its 15th anniversary, marked with a grand event in the birthplace of the initiative, Manado, North Sulawesi.

This momentous occasion, scheduled for Coral Triangle Day 2024, will bring together international, regional, and national stakeholders to commemorate the progress made in conserving the world’s most significant biodiverse marine region.

The celebration which will last from 1-11 June 2024, is organized by the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat in partnership with the Provincial Government of North Sulawesi and various Indonesian governmental bodies and partners, including the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment (Kemenkomarves), and the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection (KemenPPPA), as well as the Blue Institute, among others.

“We are thrilled to host this landmark celebration in Manado, the very birthplace of the Coral Triangle Initiative,” said Dr. Frank Keith Griffin, Executive Director of the CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat.

“As we reflect on our accomplishments over the past 15 years, we are also mindful of the challenges that lie ahead.

Through collaboration and innovation, we remain committed to preserving the unparalleled biodiversity of the Coral Triangle for the benefit of present and future generations.

” At the heart of the celebration lies a series of engaging activities designed to address key challenges facing the Coral Triangle region such are the CTI Science Symposium, the Seminar on Women’s Role in Fisheries, the Global Blue Economy Conference, the Coral Triangle Underwater Photo and Video Competition and many others in which people in Manado and all over the world can participate. To the Provincial Government, this celebration also marks the initiation of Presidential Regulation No. 16/2024 about Master Plan for National Tourism Destination Manado- _

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multilateral partnership of six countries working together to sustain extraordinary marine and coastal resources by addressing crucial issues such as food security, climate change and marine biodiversity.

CTI-CFF Secretariat Building Jl. A. A. Maramis Kayuwatu, Kairagi II Manado, North Sulawesi 95254 Indonesia Likupang.

By promoting sustainable tourism practices, the development aims to harness the economic potential of the region while safeguarding its natural heritage for future generations. Furthermore, in the same occasion, CTI-CFF will launch the Coral Triangle Conservation Fund, a trust fund body dedicated to mobilizing financial resources for conservation efforts within the Coral Triangle region.

CTI-CFF will also sign partnership agreement with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) for collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of marine conservation.

Coral Triangle Day 2024 promises to be a momentous occasion, uniting stakeholders in a shared commitment to safeguarding one of the world’s most ecologically significant marine regions.

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About Coral Triangle and CTI-CFF

The Coral Triangle, spanning 6 million sq. km across Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste, is the hub of marine biodiversity, boasting 76% of coral species, 37% of coral reef fish, and high commercial value species like tuna. Home to whales, dolphins, rays, sharks, and six marine turtle species, the region faces threats from unsustainable development, destructive fishing, overfishing, and climate change.

In 2009, the six countries committed on the establishment of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF), a collaborative effort focuses on biodiversity conservation and food security through sustainable marine resources management. Strategies and actions of this initiative are stipulated in the Regional Plan of
Actions (RPOA) 2.0 available for download on the website:

Several events during the Coral Triangle Day 2024 celebration:

CTI Science Symposium: Esteemed academics and scientists who are part of the CTI-CFF University Partnership, led by Sam Ratulangi University in Manado, will come together to exchange insights and research findings on vital subjects including coral health, sustainable fisheries management, marine protected areas, and the conservation of protected marine species. The symposium aims to foster knowledge exchange and innovative solutions for the preservation of the Coral Triangle’s marine biodiversity.

Seminar on Women’s Role in Fisheries: Recognizing the significant contributions of women to the fisheries sector, a dedicated seminar will explore ways to empower and support women in sustainable fishing practices. The event will be organized in partnership with the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection of Indonesia, involving the CTI-CFF Women Leaders’ Forum working group. Discussions will focus on enhancing gender equality, promoting economic opportunities, and strengthening community resilience in coastal areas.

Global Blue Economy Conference: Stakeholders from across the globe who rely on Coral Triangle resources for their businesses or livelihoods will come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable ocean-based economies. The conference, convened in partnership with the Blue Institute, will serve as a platform for forging partnerships and identifying collective strategies to ensure the long-term viability of the Coral Triangle’s marine resources.

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