Mags Quibilan (left) with Irma and Lloyd from ENF and Gabrielle Sheehan, CCRES.

Relationships; it’s who you know

The fortunes of CCRES will depend in no small part on the partnerships the project forms with groups from the private, public and non-profit sectors in the Philippines and Indonesia.

As part of the Inception Meeting in the Philippines during February, the project team met stakeholders in El Nido, the pilot site, Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, and Manila, the nation’s capital.

These included the El Nido Foundation (ENF), a community organization which presented at the Inception Meeting, the El Nido Local Government Unit, Palawan State University, and De La Salle University.

A pilot site in Indonesia will be chosen following preliminary site inspections and stakeholder meetings next month. The site will be confirmed at an Inception meeting in Indonesia in July 2014.