[Coral-List] Sustainable Financing Case Studies (Modified by Sherry Flumerfelt)

Wed Jun 28 19:40:45 EDT 2006

Dear Coral Listers,
We are also looking for people to present case studies of their work 
under the theme of "Sustainable Financing", at the International 
Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium 3 (ITMEMS3) in October 
this year in Mexico <http://www.itmems.org/> .  The goal of ITMEMS is 
to develop the capacities of coastal and marine managers to implement 
programs and projects that support the conservation and sustainable use 
of coral reefs and related ecosystems at the local, national, regional 
and global levels.

If you are interested in submitting and presenting a case study on 
Sustainable Financing, related to the subjects listed below, please 
send an abstract (max 100 words) to us by 10th July 2006 (see contact 
information below).  Please follow the guidelines presented at 

There may be some financial support to help a few presenters to attend 
the event. If submitting a case study and you require support to 
attend, please also send us a brief note on your circumstances.

We are looking for case studies on the following subjects:
Workshop 1:  System Level Protected Area Financing
- Experience of Developing a System Level Protected Area Business Plan
- Comparative Experiences with Operating Trust Funds for Financing of 
National PA Systems – Panel Discussion

Workshop 2:  Site Level Finance and Business Planning
- Implementing Site Level Business Plans
- Cost and Revenue Accounting for Financial Planning
- Standardizing Accounting Systems for MPAs

Workshop 3:  Site Level Revenue Generation Mechanisms
- Site Level Revenue Generation Options for MPAs (examples of different 
options, pros and cons, etc.)
- Case Studies of MPAs with successful diversified funding portfolios
- Resources to assist with development of revenue generation mechanisms
- Tourism Fees - Panel discussion

Workshop 4:  Beyond MPA Financing – Group Discussion
- Payments for marine and coastal ecosystem services
- Examples of MPA Revenue Sharing with Local Stakeholders

Please submit case studies to:

Sherry Flumerfelt, Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), sflumerfelt at coral.org
and Andrew Bovarnick, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), 
andrew.bovarnick at undp.org

Best wishes,

Sherry Flumerfelt
Program Manager
The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL)

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