13 Nov Empowered Women, Empower Women: Inter-generational Leadership and Learning Program for Coral Triangle Women Leaders Launched

A program to create a knowledge-sharing platform between the senior marine conservation women leaders in the six Coral Triangle countries and younger women leaders, was launched through a leadership training program held on November 13-17, 2017 in Bali.

The program, which is part of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) Women Leaders Forum, brings senior women leaders to serve as mentors to a younger generation of early career women who show both potential and interest in developing leadership qualities. The intent of the program is to build a cadre of next generation young women leaders from the Coral Triangle countries who are empowered to lead marine conservation programs in support of the CTI-CFF goals, and beyond. The program will include one regional interactive, participatory learning forum, a small grants program for a young professional led marine conservation project which will be implemented by a mentee and supervised by a mentor, and a final regional sharing workshop at the end of the program. Together, the two generations of marine conservation practitioners will work on the project, and ideally set the groundwork for the young professionals to establish themselves as the next generation of marine conservationists.

This program will be implemented over 12 months and is expected to cover one pair of mentor-mentee for each of the Coral Triangle countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. The mentor-mentees were selected through an open call/submission of applications and were selected from a pool of women leaders committed to the marine conservation and sustainability goals under the CTI-CFF Regional Plan of Action.

Each participant in the project will have the opportunity to work directly with a mentor on their collaborative leadership development track, as well as a working side-by-side with a coach on their Conservation Challenge projects.

The program is being implemented by the Coral Triangle Center in collaboration with US Department of Interior Technical Assistance Program, CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat and National Coordinating Committees, supported by USAID.

Follow this link to see highlights of the training program in Bali. >>Show me the highlights<< 


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