Coral Triangle Initiative – Spotlight on the Asia-Pacific
The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) involves six member countries within the Asia Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Malaysia. A core initiative has been to support and promote conservation of sensitive, high-value marine environments through enabling sustainable livelihoods, including sustainable marine tourism. DMS had the most amazing experience working with the CTI-CFF through projects funded by our friends at WWF and Australian Aid. We simply loved working with local communities to build sustainable livelihoods for the future while maintaining their cultural values and sense of place.
CTI-CFF REGIONAL BUSINESS FORUM – INDONESIA. KEYNOTE ADDRESS & EXPERT PANEL
The start of our journey with CTI-CFF began with our directors, Carl and Charlotte being nominated by Parks Australia to help CTI-CFF set the scene for strengthening marine conservation efforts through positioning these extraordinary destinations to provide opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.
DEVELOPING & PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE NATURE-BASED TOURISM IN THE CORAL TRIANGLE. DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT PLANS & INVESTMENT PROSPECTUS
Funded by Australian Aid and led by WWF, we worked with our strategic partner TRC Tourism to create Destination Development Plans and an Investment Prospectus for sustainable tourism in three emerging destinations in the Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea. We ventured to many amazing places, worked with fascinating people and saw first-hand the benefits that a sustainable and vibrant tourism industry could bring to local communities in this region. Find out more: http://thecoraltriangle.com/invest
CTI-CFF MARINE PROTECTED AREAS (MPA) REGIONAL EXCHANGE ON SUSTAINABLE MARINE TOURISM – PHILIPPINES. KEYNOTE ADDRESS & WORKSHOP
Our director, Carl participated in this forum to continue building awareness of the importance of supporting marine conservation efforts through enabling sustainable livelihoods. His role was to work with representatives of all six CTI-CFF Governments to create the right policy framework to encourage and manage sustainable marine tourism to remote and emerging destinations.
WWF – PACIFIC. TETEPARE ISLAND CONCEPT PLAN, SOLOMON ISLANDS
We worked closely with the Tetepare Descendant Association (Traditional Owners), Solomon Islands Tourism and local tourism operators to scope out and develop a brief for a comprehensive masterplan and feasibility study for a multiday, adventure across one of the Pacific’s most pristine islands.
CTI-CCF GLOBAL TOURISM CONFERENCE – TOURISM DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION: A CATALYST FOR SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT & LIVELIHOOD – MALAYSIA. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Carl was the keynote speaker on sustainable tourism development in emerging destinations, focusing in on sustainable marine tourism.
WWF – PACIFIC. WEST NEW BRITAIN POLICY FORUM, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Our director, Carl participated in this forum to work with the West New Britain Provincial Government, local tourism operators and PNG Tourism to guide implementation of the recommendations of the CTI-CFF Destination Development Plan for the Province.