|About the TA|
The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) is a six-country program of regional cooperation to sustainably manage coastal and marine resources in the Coral Triangle (CT) region. The CTI has now been embraced by leaders of the CT6.
The CTI was proposed by Indonesian President Yudhoyono in August 2007 and launched in Bali in during the first CTI Senior Officilas Meeting (SOM) in December 2007. President Yudhoyono requested that ADB provide technical and financial assistance to support the preparation of CTI plans of action (POAs) and serve as the lead agency for CTI to access resources from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This "Regional Cooperation on Knowledge Management, Policy, and Institutional Support to the Coral Triangle Initiative" (RETA 7307) is a direct response by ADB to the request of the President of Indonesia.
Expected Impact, Outcome, and Outputs
Its intended impact is strengthened management of coastal and marine ecosystems in the CT. Its expected outcome is strengthened cooperation among the CT6 countries and the establishment of policies, institutions, and associated investments to realize the sustainable management of CT coastal and marine ecosystems.
Vision for Knowledge Management
The RETA values knowledge as an important resource for sustaining the CTI for food security and improved livelihoods in the region. Knowledge can be defined as the capacity for effective action ("what works").
so that they create value for individuals, organizations, communities, and countries in the CTI region.
Promoting a culture of knowledge sharing on the CTI
The RETA is committed to the following KM principles :
At the same time, the RETA will respect country protocols and intellectual ownership of data, information, and knowledge. It will build a strong country focus that can then shift to regional sharing where appropriate.
Developing knowledge products for diverse stakeholders
The RETA will build knowledge products around the integration of the three overarching themes of coral reef conservation, fisheries management, and food security into the CTI. Examples include policy briefs and appropriate modules/presentations for policymakers and events where policy recommendations may be discussed at various levels. These knowledge products will help identify the potential benefits and costs of policy and management options. The RETA Team's outputs will show the economic benefits from adopting policies and management systems that build the linkages between these three overarching CTI themes.
The RETA supports a vision of a knowledge system that is adaptive, i.e., it would evolve in the process of implementation and generating feedback, allowing for innovation and strategy among CTI stakeholders. It will adopt an overriding KM framework that involves interactions and interrelationships among three components of adaptive and social learning, knowledge sharing and use, and knowledge creation, as illustrated below.
Learning, knowledge exchange, and communication initiatives in the CTI will primarily be taking place within the initiatives of the CT6. Key stakeholders will include the following:
The idea is to facilitate horizontal and vertical integration of various ongoing marine and coastal resource management endeavors via multi-way communication flows towards a concerted CTI.
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