Status of initiative: N/a
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.

Implementation methodologies

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Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

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Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

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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
Financing (in USD)
Financing (in USD)
Staff / Technical expertise
Policy & Science
In-kind contribution
Public Awareness
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Research platform
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: December 31, 2016
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Jacob A. James,

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