(L to R) Dr Firdaus Agung, Mr Adrian Ross, Ms Miledel (Mags) Quibilan, Dr Zainal Arifin, Undersecretary Analiza Teh, Ms Melanie King and Dr Maya Villaluz. (Picture: G. Sheehan)

Focus on “accessible” products critical: Board

The knowledge products and technical models developed by CCRES should be accessible, scalable and transferable beyond the East-Asia Pacific region.

That’s the view of the CCRES Advisory Board which met at El Nido, Philippines, in May to review the project’s blueprint for 2015-16, as well as the years ahead.  

Hear from some of our Advisory Board members:

During the visit the Advisory Board observed the geography, issues and challenges at our Philippines pilot site and how the CCRES research outputs will assist in providing local planning officials with answers to these challenges.

Board members attending included Ms Analiza Teh (Guest Chair) Undersecretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Dr Maya Villaluz, World Bank; Mr Adrian Ross, Executive Director, PEMSEA; Dr Firdaus Agung, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia, and COREMAP-CTI; Dr Zainal Arifin, Executive Director, LIPI Indonesia; and Ms Melanie King Senior Advisor, CCRES Project, Project Executing Agency, The University of Queensland (UQ).

The meeting was held in El Nido, the CCRES Philippines pilot site, so that Advisory Board members could get a good understanding of the project’s operating environment.

At the meeting the Board reviewed work plans for the range of tools and models that aim to capture and share the knowledge coming out of the project. Members provided input on the pathways to adoption and identified touchpoints within their own organisations for knowledge-sharing. They also endorsed the concept of a technical steering committee to peer-review the CCRES project and support its successful execution.   

Attendees at the meeting included Ms Milidel Quibilan and Ms Kubi Follosco from the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute, Pak Yaya Mulyana and Ibu Anita Setianingsih from COREMAP CTI; Ms Gabrielle Sheehan from Currie Communications; and Ms Kristen Sampson from the Project Executing Agency, UQ.

For more details, contact: 

Melanie King
Senior Advisor
c/ UQ Global Change Institute
The University of Queensland
Mobile: +61 (0) 412 952 220
[email protected]