Coral Triangle Support Partnership; Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation
Status of initiative: Completed
Description/achievement of initiative

- Establishment of foundational scientific tools and provision of technical assistance to understand how these tools can be used. The foundational scientific tools include satellite mapping of coral reefs and nearshore ecosystem; baseline data on ocean acidification to monitor the effects and impacts of ocean acidification and other climate-related changes on the coastal and coral reef ecosystems of Timor-Leste; Enhanced the Government of Timor-Leste's capacity to develop and implement an ecosystem approach to fisheries management plans.- The baseline data produced will support the Government of Timor-Leste's sound ecosystem-based fisheries management actions.

Implementation methodologies

An inter-agency agreement between USAID and NOAA provides funding for the activities; NOAA provides technical expertise to conduct activities and to collect and analyze data.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

See objective for details on training.

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

The project is USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) managed. USAID/Timor-Leste mission buys-in into the regional USAID-NOAA Participating Agency Partnership Agreement (PAPA), an coordinates all activities in Timor-Leste.


USAID/Timor-Leste Government of Timor-Leste, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
# of women or girls receiving training in natural resources management and/or biodiversity conservation as a result of USG assistance
# of stakeholders in Timor-Leste with increased capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate variability and change as a result of USG assistance.
# of people receiving training in natural resources management and/or biodiversity conservation as a result of USG assistance
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
1,300,000 USD
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: September 2015
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Robert Mearkle, mearkler@state.gov

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