08 Oct Sustaining Indonesia’s Marine Ecosystem

A long-held dream came true recently when more than 110 representatives from 32 NGOs working on marine conservation and sustainable fisheries in Indonesia attended a conference for the Indonesian Marine Funders Collaboration (IMFC) in Sanur, Bali. The conference was started with a poster competition and networking session at the CTC Center for Marine Conservation on October 8, 2019.

The IMFC focuses on effective fisheries management and marine biodiversity conservation in Indonesia. It was established by interested donors who recognized the importance of Indonesian marine conservation and sustainable fisheries, as well as the potential for inefficient duplication of efforts and competition in the area.

This conference aimed to provide a forum for learning among grantees and funders, discuss challenges and opportunities, and leave the workshop with new ideas and new or strengthened relationships among grantees and funders. Through the poster session, the participants shared their experiences and knowledge with each other, and were given the chance to explore CTC’s facilities and activities, as well as a Wayang Samudra performance.

 The day after the poster competition, the conference continued with panel sessions at the Mercure Resort, Sanur. CTC’s Executive Director, Rili Djohani joined the Leadership, Learning and Collaboration session to share the success stories from our Learning Network, the CTI-CFF Women Leaders Forum (WLF) and the Local Government Network (LGN).

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