07 Jun CTC Hosts The David and Lucile Packard Foundation CEO and Technical Team at the Center for Marine Conservation

CTC recently hosted Nancy Lindborg, the president and CEO for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation together with the foundation’s senior technical team at our Center for Marine Conservation. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is one of CTC’s donors and partners in our capacity building and training programs as well as our field learning sites in Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area and the Banda Islands Marine Protected Area Network.

Ms. Lindborg is responsible for the overall management of the Foundation and its grantmaking activities. She has spent most of her career working on issues of transition, democracy and civil society, conflict and humanitarian response. She worked for USAID and was president of Mercy Corps. She previously lived and worked in Nepal and Central Asia, and was a founding member of the National Committee for North Korea and served as co-chair of the board of the US Global Leadership Coalition.

Joining Ms. Lindborg for the visit were John Claussen (Ocean Program Officer), Civil Society and Leadership Team of Jamaica Maxwell (Director) and James McCaul (Advisor), Forest for People and Climate (FPCI) team of Joko Arif (Program Officer), Kai Carter (Director), Karina Chamorro (Program Assistant), Rio Pangemanan (Advisor).

During their visit, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation team met with CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani, Senior Program Manager Hesti Widodo, Marine Conservation Adviser Marthen Welly and Regional Communications Coordinator Leilani Gallardo. The meeting centered around discussions about the global ocean agenda, marine resource management priorities in Indonesia, as well as integrating social inclusion principles in environmental conservation and programming. Following the discussion, the team visited the exhibition hall at CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation where they tried out interactive exhibits and viewed our art installations.

“The CTC center is simply amazing – a world-class gem in beautiful Sanur” said Mr. Claussen.

They then met with representatives from the Blue Swimming Crab Consortium – a group of non-government organizations in Indonesia working to promote sustainable fisheries of Blue Swimming Crabs across the country. The NGOs present included Photovoice International, Starling Resources, and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

Photos: Rili Djohani/CTC, Hesti Widodo/CTC, Adam Putra/CTC


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