Description/achievement of initiative
Our vision is to restore the seas to full productivity for future generations. Funding partnerships and projects in conjunction with its grantees and two institutes, the Waitt Foundation supports a variety of national and international programs concentrating on ocean conservation initiatives and marine related issues. SPREP, the Pristine Seas Project of the National Geographic Society, and the Waitt Foundation will form a partnership for the benefit of marine resource conservation and the associated sustainable economic development of small-island developing states in the Pacific region. The focus of our joint work will be on biodiversity and ecosystem management, and environmental management and governance. The organizations will endeavor to execute and Memorandum of Understanding and a work programme to be executed jointly over through 2015-16.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
SPREP, National Geographic Society, Waitt Foundation
In order to assist each other with our overlapping and synergistic missions, and to maximize our impact in the Pacific region, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, the National Geographic Society, and the Waitt Foundation have agreed to form a partnership.
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Policy & Science