18 Apr Center for Marine Conservation: A Venue For Strengthening Partnerships in Marine Conservation

CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation in Sanur, Bali recently served as the venue of the Coral Reef Rescue Initiative (CRRI) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) Project Inception Workshop dinner. The participants were scientists and managers working on coral reef research and management of coral reef ecosystems that have proven to be most resilient in the face of climate change in seven countries including Cuba, Tanzania, Madagascar, Indonesia, Philippines, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands. Non-government organizations such as WWF, WCS, Rare, Blue Ventures, Reef Check, and Care, as well as leading universities such as the University of Queensland in Australia and Arizona State University in the US are supporting this project.

The dinner was an integral part of the one-week CRRI workshop in which CTC also joined as a participant providing input on capacity building programs. As part of the workshop, CTC also participated in a brief introductory training session for the Reef-Cloud program, which was delivered by Dr. Manuel Gonzalez-Rivero, a Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

CTC team members, led by Executive Director Rili Djohani, took the participants on a house tour before they engaged in lively conversations, sharing their experiences and ideas on marine conservation. The event offered an opportunity for participants to build up new relationships, deepen existing partnerships, and explore opportunities for collaboration in the marine conservation field while enjoying Indonesian dishes.

CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation aims to be a hub and an inspiring venue for like-minded individuals and organizations working towards a similar mission to protect our ocean and planet.

Writer: Adam Putra
Photos: Adam Putra/CTC



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