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  • Roundtable 101 Roundtable Intro Definition, Mandate, Membership History of Action Strategy & Roundtable Successes & Shortcomings How the Roundtable Works Roundtable Tools RT Working Group Hosting the RT Goals for RT 9 Questions encouraged
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  • What is the Roundtable Voluntary coalition and partnership Mechanism to coordinate conservation action Focused on the Action Strategy for Nature Conservation 2003 - 2007
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  • Updated RT Member Criteria (from Cook Is Conference, 2002) RT members represent intl, regl & natl organisations implementing, funding or coordinating: more than one objective of the Action Strategy in two or more countries And: actively participating in previous RTs and in the conference interested/prepared to take a role in a working group on an issue of regional significance
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  • RT Membership to date Regional & international NGOs Regional & international inter- governmental agencies Public & private donors National agencies leading or coordinating multi-country efforts or working on issues of regional significance.
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  • RT Participation & Retention Not just about numbers but: 23-24 Organizations attend each RT ca 20 Organizations Return at each RT >25 Organizations provided input to the original RT Inventory High individual turnover (need more continuity)
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  • History of Action Strategy & RT Action Strategy Evolution Since 1985 from wish list to key actions to specific TARGETS! input from community, natl, regl, intl groups shared responsibility for implementation planning tool for govts, NGOs & donors Complements SPREP Action Plan 1997 Pohnpei Conference calls for RT of regl & intl organizations 2002 Cook Is Conference renews RT mandate & calls for broader participation
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  • At this Roundtable 20 organisations have returned 6 new organisations 10 countries represented
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  • Updated Roundtable Mandate (from 2002 Cook Is Conference Resolution) Increase Effective Conservation Action in the Pacific Islands by: Coordination and collaboration among natl, regl and intl organizations Identifying critical gaps in the AS and develop new conservation activities Strengthening linkages with Countries via NBSAP or similar process to promote AS CROP agencies for multi-sectoral mainstreaming Regional and national NGOs Report to the 8 th Pacific Islands Conference (2007) on implementation of AS Mandate from local, natl, regl & intl stakeholders
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  • Action Strategy Process: Input and ownership promoted Action Strategy 1998 2002 1998 2002 2007 Conference PNG SPREP Meeting 03 AS endorsed by PICs 7th Conference (Cook Is) Action Strategy Drafting Committee Regl & Natl Reviewers Pacific Is Roundtable #7 AS Endorsed by Regl Orgs AS Endorsed by Regl Orgs
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  • Successes & Shortcomings (from AS & RT Review, 2002) Unifies the Pacific Islands Region Clear, simple document Provides justification for funding Makes us look good Result of consultative process Friendly, informal group that promotes sharing, collaboration & cooperation Voluntary & relies on member commitment Developed important & useful tools [for] AS implementation
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  • RT* Shortcomings (from AS & RT Review, 2002) Natl govts & local NGOs do not feel ownership of AS RT is in danger of becoming a golf club Governments & local/Pacific NGOs do not sit at the RT RT tools not as effective as they could have been (esp monitoring matrix & working groups) Excitement wanes once members return home. Volunteerism is a double-edged sword. *AS shortcomings were addressed in the revision
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  • Goals of RT 9 Develop the framework for monitoring the Action Strategy Work on Roundtable tools o Strengthen working groups with charters, focused chairs, members and outcomes in relation to the Action Strategy o Introduce and update inventory and the Pacific Protected Areas Database o Start preparations for 8 th Conference
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  • Goals of RT9 Identify strategies to engage donors and the private sector in the Action Strategy. Facilitate active national participation on the Roundtable and improve understanding of national priorities Integrate NBSAP coordinators into the Roundtable process.
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  • How The Roundtable Works Roundtable Principles & Lessons Learned Roundtable Method 5 Roundtable Tools
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  • Roundtable is evolving New National representatives now Roundtable members Three day meeting of the NBSAP Working Group of the RT. Full day meeting time available for working groups to meet eg. Invasives
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  • RT Principles for Success Knowledgeable, committed members with authority to represent their organisation Totally voluntary Agenda focused on ACTION (not debate or theory) Respect for different priorities and positions Build trust & cooperation
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  • Lessons Learned Focus on implementing the Action Strategy (opportunity to revise AS later) Be specific -- WHO, WHAT, WHEN in volunteer tasks Effective RT working groups (WG) need a committed chair and clear charter Avoid chairing more than one WG Continuity of membership is very important
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  • The Roundtable Method (The Experiment Continues!!!) Get Started -- facilitator, recorder, time Get Grounded -- review Inventory of Activities & share new info Get Analytical -- ID priorities for action Get Action Oriented -- Volunteer for specific tasks Get Finished Report Back to Plenary
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  • Roundtable Tools Action Strategy, 2003-2007 Inventory of Activities (new & improved!) Monitoring and evaluation (Wed morning) Volunteer Tasks Working Groups Pacific Protected Areas Database RT Meeting Reports for more info
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  • Action Strategy, 2003-2007 Mission 30 year goals for Environment, Economy & Society Focus on mainstreaming across sectors 5-year objectives (18) with specific targets (77) Implementation shared by local, natl, regl & intl groups
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  • Inventory of Activities, 2004 Identifies gaps in activity Online record also can be exported as excel file Inventory is ordered at the target level Input & updates needed from all RT members! Will move to PBIF this year
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  • Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant starts just before RT9 Will evaluate outcome of AS Revise targets of AS Wide consultation Opportunity to input at each RT Final report to 8 th PI Conference
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  • Volunteer Tasks Specific -- WHO, WHAT, WHEN Can be achieved in reasonable time (e.g. one year) Volunteered by RT member present at meeting Ideally initiated by next RT
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  • Working Groups (active as of June 2004) Roundtable Management Group PI Biodiversity Planning NBSAP/National Sustainable Conservation Action Communications Invasives Threatened species and ecosystems Bird conservation (NEW) Conservation Leadership and Training Communities (NEW) Coasts and Oceans (NEW) Charters available
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  • RT Management Group RESPONSIBILITIES Defacto Organizing Committee Plan RT Agenda Continuity between RTs Maintain momentum; follow-up w/ WGs Support AS Coordinator Monitoring RT & AS indicators (with consultant)
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  • What does it take to be a RTMG Member? Individual & organization commitment Continuity until next Pacific Is Conference Pay own way (if at all possible) Signed on to Action Strategy (highly desirable)
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  • Who is on the RTWG? Current Members 1. Taholo Kami, WCC 2. Kate Brown, SPREP 3. Lionel Gibson, FSPI 4. Audrey Newman, TNC 5. Kesaia Tabunakawai, WWF 6. Liz Dovey, SPREP 7. Frank Wickham, SPREP 8. Randy Thaman, USP 9. Kate Lee, NZAID 10. Hugh Govan, FSPI 11. Gai Kula, CI 12. Peter Thomas, TNC 13. Mark Fornwall, PBIF Essential Roles Chair AS Adviser Facilitator Previous Host Next Host Working Group Chairs
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  • RTMG Meetings & Membership: Open or Closed? Open at RT meetings meets before & after RT Meetings & conference calls between RTs closed Host & MG Chair have discretion on conference calls MG Chair can close membership to keep group effective (8-10) Rotate and recruit members at each PI Conference
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  • Next Roundtable meetings July 2006, Hosted by FSPI in Fiji 8 th PI Conference for Nature Conservation PNG in July 2007 RTMG Meeting January 2007 - PNG
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  • Pacific Island Roundtable WhereCollaboration Meets Effective Conservation Action