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What constitutes a successful project? Review of experience from the region Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) presented by Ms. Analiza Teh, Philippines. Sub-regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points in Asia Bangkok, Thailand, 7-9 April 2009.

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sub regional workshop for gef focal points in asia bangkok thailand 7 9 april 2009

What constitutes a successful project? Review of experience from the regionPartnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)presented byMs. Analiza Teh, Philippines

Sub-regional Workshop for GEF Focal Points in Asia

Bangkok, Thailand, 7-9 April 2009

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Marine Pollution Prevention

and Management in the

East Asian Seas (MPP-EAS)

1994-1999

11 countries

US$ 8 million

Building Partnerships in

Environmental Management

for the Seas of East Asia

(PEMSEA)

1999-2007

12 countries

US$ 16.2 million

Implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA)

2007-2010

11 countries

US$ 10.86 million

pemsea s over all development objective
PEMSEA’SOver-all Development Objective
  • To protect the life-support systems and enable the sustainable use and management of coastal and marine resources through intergovernmental, interagency and intersectoral partnerships, for the improvement of life in the EAS Region
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Key Implementing Strategies

  • Build partnerships among governments, agencies and sectors at regional, national and local levels
  • Promote interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral collaboration and integration
  • Focus on local actions and address local concerns
  • Facilitate management-oriented research
  • Develop capacity at local, national and regional levels
  • Create, adopt and implement a strategic framework and common platform for regional cooperation
  • Streamline coastal governance into government programmes
  • Apply adaptive and ecosystem management
  • Ensure sustainability and replicability
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Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA)

Regional declaration of commitments to implement a shared vision and common objectives

A holistic approach for addressing both sectoral and cross-sectoral issues through 6 major strategies and 227 action programs

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Adopted the SDS-SEA as a common framework for regional cooperation and partnerships

  • Putrajaya Declaration adopted by Ministerial Forum
  • Regional implementation of the WSSD Plan of Implementation
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Haikou Partnership Agreement for the Implementation of the SDS-SEA
    • Adopted during the 2nd Ministerial Forum in December 2006 by PEMSEA State Partners (Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Philippines, RO Korea, Singapore, Vietnam)
    • Established a regional coordinating mechanism for the SDS-SEA implementation
  • Partnership Operating Arrangements for the Implementation of the SDS-SEA
    • Signed by PEMSEA non-State Partners during the Inaugural Meeting of the EAS Partnership Council Meeting in December 2006

pemsea 4.ppt

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EAS Partnership Council

  • Intergovernmental Session
  • Technical Session

Ministers Forum

Regional Partnership Fund

EAS Congress

PEMSEA Resource Facility

The Transformation of PEMSEA

PUTRAJAYA DECLARATION 2003

HAIKOU PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT 2006

UNCED, UNCLOS, Agenda 21, WSSD, MDG, GPA

Other international maritime and environmental instruments

Partners

PARTNERSHIP OPERATING ARRANGEMENTS

Issue and Area-Specific Agreements

icm development and implementation
ICM Development and Implementation
  • 8 national ICM demonstration sites
  • 20 ICM parallel sites
  • Local Governments:
  • “Learning by Doing”
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PEMSEA Network of Local Governments

  • Established in 2001
  • Secretariat in Xiamen, PR China
  • Network includes 24 member local governments and 7 observer local governments from 9 countries across the region
  • PNLG Charter
  • PNLG Forum
    • Sharing knowledge and experience
    • Common sustainable development framework
  • Providing local governments the opportunity to learn by “doing and sharing”

www.pnlg.org

lessons learned on program implementation general
Lessons Learned on Program Implementation- General
  • Success and sustainability hinges on the proper combination of key Program ingredients. pemsea 5.ppt
  • Partnerships must be inclusive.
  • PEMSEA’s combination of top-down and bottom-up impetus is effective in securing necessay political commitment.
  • Partnerships do not happen overnight.
lessons learned on program implementation specific
Lessons Learned on Program Implementation- Specific
  • Ownership by local governments for ICM implementation and sustainability is important.
  • Co-financing and cost-sharing approach of PEMSEA allows local ownership to be developed.
  • (The government inputs to PEMSEA totaled $8.9M by 2003, exceeding the pre-determined $3.3M estimate.)
  • Sustainability can be achieved through strong government action, supporting legal system, sound science and capacity building. pemsea 1.ppt
lessons learned on program implementation specific1
Lessons Learned on Program Implementation- Specific
  • Mobilizing local governments to address environmental issues is the right approach, together with institutional arrangements to ensure local participation and strengthen local capacity.
  • While multi-agency participation and intersectoral engagement is required, often complicated by interagency conflicts and competition at the local and national levels. Negotiations, persuasion and pragmatism are required.
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Lessons Learned on Program Implementation- Specific

  • The PPP development is strongly affected by political commitment, trust and social acceptability of identified investment opportunities, local awareness and capacity among public and private stakeholders.pemsea 3.ppt
  • Public awareness creation and participation is very essential for success.pemsea 2.ppt
overcoming challenges to the implementation of the sds sea
Overcoming Challenges to the Implementation of the SDS-SEA
  • GEF funding still essential as catalyst to build upon and to strengthen the regional partnership mechanism.
  • Long-term sustainability of the partnership depends on the capacity and willingness of the partners to meet targets and objectives.
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THE EAST ASIAN SEAS CONGRESS 2009

  • The EAS Congress is a triennial event that started in 2003.
  • It is aimed at facilitating knowledge exchange and foster partnerships for sustainable coastal and ocean governance; and
  • review progress and achievements with regard to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA).
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THE EAST ASIAN SEAS CONGRESS 2009

Theme:“Partnerships at Work: Local

Implementation and Good Practices”

Venue: PICC, Manila, Philippines

Date: 23-27 November 2009

Target Participants: Policymakers, local governments, scientists, academe, business sector, NGOs/civil society groups, youth, international, regional and national organizations

Target number of participants: 1000

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THE EAST ASIAN SEAS CONGRESS 2009

Key Features of the EAS Congress 2009

  • International Conference on Sustainable Coastal and Ocean Development (23- 26 November 2009)
  • Third Ministerial Forum (26 November 2009)
  • “SEAnergies” Environmental Exhibit (23-26 November 2009)
  • Field Visits/Tours (27 November 2009)
  • Side Meetings/Events
    • Second EAS Youth Forum
    • Corporate Social Responsibility in the Sustainable Development of Manila Bay
    • Business Forum on Dealing with Challenges of Climate Change
    • PEMSEA Network of Local Governments (PNLG) Meeting
    • Other side Meetings/Events- (Partnership Night, etc,)
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THE EAST ASIAN SEAS CONGRESS 2009

International Conference Themes

  • Coastal and Ocean Governance
  • Natural and Man-made Hazard Prevention and Management
  • Habitat Protection, Restoration and Management
  • Water Use and Supply Management
  • Food Security and Livelihood Management
  • Pollution Reduction and Waste Management