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Agenda of the Meeting with Presentations

02 Oct 2018

DAY ONE

SATURDAY, 3 November 2018

Session (Plenary)

1 - Opening Session

Session Chair

Viviane Kinyaga, Benguela Curent Convention (GEF-UNDP Benguela Current Convention Implementation project)

Rapporteur

Jill Raval, UN Environment

Time

Title

Name

Objectives of the session

09:00

09:15

Welcome

  • Vladimir Ryabinin, IOC/UNESCO
  • Vladimir Mamaev, UNDP
  • Christian Severin, GEF

To welcome the participants and to present the objectives of the meeting.

To reflect on the past and look towards the future of LME consultations. The concept of LME consultations has been enhanced by expanding its scope to strengthen the global governance of LMEs by incorporating ICM, MPA, MSP, climate change adaptation, Regional Seas organizations and Regional Fisheries Bodies and other projects.

09:15

09:20

Objectives and structure of the LME20 Annual Consultative Meeting

Ivica Trumbic, GEF LME:LEARN

09:20

09:30

Introduction: The origins and evolution of the LME Consultative Meeting over the past twenty years    

Ned Cyr, NOAA

09:30

10:10

The future of the LME Consultative Meetings - Moderated panel discussion:

  • is the Annual LME Consultative Meeting as currently defined still relevant?
  • are any changes needed to the current structure and focus?
  • does it provide the right forum for LME projects to document and share progress with each other, and other related projects (e.g., ICM, MPA) including strengthening regional ocean governance?
  • should there be more effort to ensure participation of project country focal points?
  • how will these meetings be sustained at the end of the GEF LME:LEARN project?

Moderator:

Ned Cyr, NOAA

Panelists:

  • Adrian Ross,  PEMSEA (East Asian Seas ICM)
  • Lorenzo Galbiati (UN Environment/MAP),
  • Michael Akester, WorldFish
  • Yao Bernard Brou, UNDP (Cote d’Ivoire Coastal Environmental Information System)
  • Mariano Valverde, UNDP (Coastal Fisheries Initiative – Latin America)

10:10

11:00

Brief introduction of new LME, MSP, MPA, ICM, climate change, and fisheries projects, assisted by a visual aid (1 slide). Focus on new developments, issues, pressing “highlights” and products (2-3’ each)

Moderated by the session chair.

Interventions from the floor

Coffee break 15 minutes (11:00 - 11:15)

Session

(plenary)

2 – GEF LME:LEARN Project Update and LME Portfolio Sustainability

Session Chair

Vladimir Mamaev, UNDP

Rapporteur

Natalie Degger, GEF LME/IW: LEARN

Time

Title

Name

Objectives of the session

11:15

12:00

LME:LEARN Achievements and Reflections (training, regional networks, toolkits, MOOC, etc.)

Mish Hamid, GEF LME/IW:LEARN

To highlight results and outputs from the GEF LME:LEARN Project, discuss the sustainable financing of the LME portfolio in the future and, in particular, the knowledge management component of GEF-7 Strategy.

12:00

12:10

LME portfolio and financing possibilities for LMEs in GEF-7 Strategy

Chris Severin, GEF

12:10

12:20

Transdisciplinary Transnational Funding Opportunities Erica Key, Belmont Forum

12:20

12:30

Resource mobilization: Assessment and strategy

Lucy Scott, GEF LME:LEARN Consultant

12:30

13:00

Moderated discussion on the sustainability of LME portfolio:

  • need for coordination and support for LME portfolio
  • involvement of players beyond projects
  • financing, etc.

Moderator:

Vladimir Mamaev, UNDP

Lunch break 90 minutes (13:00 – 14:30)

Session (plenary and breakout groups)

3 – GEF LME:LEARN Toolkits’ Platform

Session Chair

Laverne Walker, UNOPS (GEF-UNDP Caribbean Sea LME + project)

Rapporteur

James Oliver, IUCN

Time

Title

Name

Objectives of the session

14:30

14:45

Presentation of the LME:LEARN Toolkits’ Platform

Ivica Trumbic, GEF LME: LEARN

To present LME Toolkits’ Platform and to demonstrate how toolkits could be utilized in a simulated situation.

14:45

16:00

Demonstration exercise using the toolkits platform. Participants will break into several groups.

Natalie Degger, GEF LME/IW:LEARN

Coffee break 15 minutes (16:00-16:15)

Session (plenary)

4a  “State-of-the-art” of Marine Spatial Planning  in LMEs

Session Chair

Julian Barbiere, IOC/UNESCO

Rapporteur

Emma Kelley, NOAA

Time

Title

Name

Objectives of the session

16:15

16:30

Elements of MSP and modalities of its implementation in LME transboundary context

Julian Barbiere, IOC/UNESCO

MSP is emerging as a promising tool for integration of stakeholder needs in ocean management. This session is an opportunity to discuss actual moving to more integrated ecosystem-based approach and integration of the modules to achieve EBM, and how can MSP, as integrated into the SAPs, help move LME projects more effectively towards EBM.

The session will also review the hitherto implementation of MSP in LME projects

16:30

16:40

Brief introductory presentation on how could MSP fit into LME SAPs: challenges and synergies; elements for integration; expected outputs and possible methodological approaches

Andrew Hudson, UNDP

16:40

18:00

Panel discussion on the experiences and potential use of MSP in SAP implementation (5’ presentation by each panel member with supporting visual – 1 slide).

5 LME projects’ and government representatives with MSP experiences:

Moderator:

Julian Barbiere, IOC/UNESCO

Panelists:


 

DAY TWO

 

SUNDAY, 4 November 2018

Session (plenary and breakout groups)

4b – Cross-sector and LME transboundary integration in MSP

Session Chair

Alejandro Iglesias-Campos, IOC/UNESCO

Rapporteur

Marina Markovic, UN Environment PAP/RAC

Time

Title

Name

Objectives of the session

09:00

09:05

Introduction to the discussion tables

Alejandro Iglesias-Campos, IOC/UNESCO

Participants to LME20 will share their practical experience about cross-sector integration in MSP, considering the main challenges and lessons they can extract from these experiences, whether the experience could be replicable (or not) in other contexts, highlighting good practice and fit-for-purpose solutions.

The objective of this workshop is to highlight cross-sector integration in MSP, and the ways in which meaningful cooperation can be initiated, maintained and encouraged

09:05

09.35

1st Round of Discussion tables

Moderators:

  1. Leah Karrer, GEF 
  2. Ivica Trumbic, GEF LME:LEARN
  3. Natalie Degger, GEF LME/IW: LEARN
  4. Cesar Toro, IOC/UNESCO
  5. Lorenzo Galbiati, UNEP-MAP
  6. Becky Shuford, NOAA
  7. Wojciech Wawrzynski, ICES

Additional moderators will be chosen, depending on the number of round tables.

09:35

10:00

2nd Round of Discussion tables

10:00

10:30

Reporting of 3 key messages from each table (2 min max per facilitator)

Rapporteur will be selected for each round table.

10:30

11:00

General discussion on the integration of MSP into SAPs.

Moderator:

Andrew Hudson, UNDP

Coffee break 15 minutes (11:00 – 11:15)

Session (plenary)

5- Collaboration in regional ocean governance

Session Chair

Yegor Volovik, UN Environment

Rapporteur

Lucy Scott, GEF LME:LEARN Consultant

Time

Title

Name

Objectives of the session

11:15-

11:20

Cape Town Meeting Outcomes Ivica Trumbic. GEF LME:LEARN

To discuss the possible cooperation areas and activities, and agree on the future activities.

11:20

12:00

Reporting on the  future Cape Town Conference Partners’ activities in regional ocean governance

12:15

13:00

Presentation of and discussion on:

Moderator:

Ivica Trumbic, GEF LME:LEARN

Lunch break 90 minutes (13:00 – 14:30)

Session

(plenary)

6 – From Science to Management in Support of LME Implementation

Session Chair

Andrew Hudson, UNDP

Rapporteur

Jill Raval, UN Environment

Time

Title

Name

Objectives of the session

14:30

14:45

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: What are the benefits for LMEs and how can they contribute?

Vladimir Ryabinin, IOC/UNESCO

The session will discuss the scientific aspects of LMEs and provide an opportunity for participants to engage in discussions regarding the UN Decade.

14:45

15:00

Trends in coastal pollution: Global assessment

Joan Albert Sanchez Cabeza, UNAM, Mexico

15:00

15:15

Harmonizing data and information across LMEs:  Tools and capacity development needs

Virginie Hart, GEF LME: LEARN Consultant

15:15

16:00

Discussion

Moderated by the session chair

Coffee break 15 minutes (16:00 – 16:15)

Session (plenary)

7 – Closing session: Conclusions and recommendations for the way forward

Session Chair

Chris Severin, GEF

Rapporteur

Ivica Trumbic, GEF LME:LEARN

Time

Title

Name

Objectives of the session

16:15

17:45

Perspectives of the LME stakeholders on the possible topics and timing of the next LME meeting

Moderator:

Patrick Debels, CLME+

Panelists:

  • Yinfeng Guo, YSLME
  • Viviane Kinyaga, BCC
  • Yao Bernard Brou, Cote d’Ivoire Project
  • Ned Cyr, NOAA

This session will contribute to the planning and design of LME21

17:45

18:00

Closing session: Conclusions and recommendations; closure

Moderator:

Chris Severin, GEF