ITMEMS5 is organized in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Following ITMEMS4’s example, ITMEMS5 will be designed to achieve focused consideration of tropical marine ecosystem management issues in the local context, and will provide a forum for experiential learning, peer group interaction, mentoring and professional development among coastal and marine managers and their partners. The sessions and topics to be addressed include:

  • Resilience-based management
  • Marine Spatial Planning in Practice - Learning from common challenges and enabling conditions
  • Fisheries management
  • Sustainable reef tourism (Green Fins)
  • Ecological valuation
  • Marine conservation finance



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Partners and Sponsors

The following organisations are generously supporting the organization of the event to enable the participation of managers and stakeholders from around the world:

  • Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
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  • The Philippine Government
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through the Blue Solutions project and the UNEP-Regional Seas Global Coral Reef Partnership
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Blue Ventures
  • The Reef-World Foundation