The 13th Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM-13)

Objectives of Pre-SOM

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  1. Outline recent development under the works of the thematic Technical Working Groups (TWGs) - Seascapes, EAFM, MPA, CCA and Threatened Species; review the decisions endorsed by the SOM-12; highlight the status of accomplishments of each WG; identify challenges; prepare work plans for 2018 as well as propose recommendations for SOM-13 consideration and adoption;
  2. Outline recent developments under the works of the Governance Working Groups (GWGs) - CMWG, FRWG, MEWG - which includes the review of the decisions endorsed by the SOM-12; highlight the status of accomplishments of priority activities; identify challenges; prepare work plan for 2018 as well as to propose a set of recommendations to be endorsed by the SOM-13;
  3. Outline recent developments under the works of Cross-cutting Themes (i.e. LGN, RBF, WLF, Capacity Building and Business Advisory Council), including reviewing the decisions endorsed by the SOM-12; highlight the accomplishments of priority activities; identify challenges; prepare work plan for 2018 as well as to propose a set of recommendations to be endorsed by the SOM-13;
  4. Discuss and agree on the following: proposed CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat budget, Regional Secretariat’s Standard Operating Procedures for all financialrelated matters, the 2016 Audited Report and the criteria on quantum of country contributions. As well as to propose a set of recommendations to be endorsed by the SOM-13;
  5. Discuss and agree on concept note of action plan under the framework of University Partnership as well as to propose a set of recommendations to be endorsed by the SOM-13;

Objectives of SOM

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Day 1 (Wednesday, 29 November 2017)

  1. Officially open the SOM-13;
  2. Acknowledge and adopt Progress Report of CTI-CFF post SOM-12;
  3. Introduce and acknowledge Deputy Executive Director (DED) for Program Services
  4. Adopt CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat Budget;
  5. Consider and agree on revised text of the Agreement and Staff Regulation related to Executive Director and Deputy Executive Directors; subsequently, to recommend the new texts for CTI-COM approval during MM-7;
  6. Acknowledge and consider Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) application as new member of CTI Partners; subsequently, to recommend WCS for CTI-COM approval during MM-7;
  7. Acknowledge progress of CT6’s implementation of National Plan of Actions (NPOA);
  8. Acknowledge, consider and adopt recommendations from the thematic Technical Working Groups;
  9. Acknowledge, consider and adopt recommendations from Governance Working Groups;

Day 2 (Thursday, 30 November 2017)

  1. Acknowledge, consider and adopt recommendations from the Cross-cutting Themes;
  2. Acknowledge the progress of cooperation arrangements;
  3. Acknowledge and adopt the proposed CTI-CFF Calendar of Events 2018;
  4. Acknowledge and appreciate the progress of CTI Partners and CTI Collaborators;
  5. Consider and adopt date and venue of the SOM-14 and MM-7;
  6. Consider other matters;
  7. Adopt and sign Chairman’s Summary for the 13th CTI-CFF Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM-13); and
  8. Officially close the SOM-13
# Date Meeting Title Meeting Documents
1
  • 27th November 2017
  • 08:30-10:30
  • Room A
TWG pre-SOM meeting
2
  • 27th November 2017
  • 08:30-10:30
  • Room C
CMWG pre-SOM meeting
3
  • 27th November 2017
  • 10:45 -12:45
  • Room C
Financial Resources Working Group pre SOM meeting
4
  • 27th November 2017
  • 13:45-15:00
  • Room B
University Partnership pre-SOM meeting
5
  • 27th November 2017
  • 15:00-16:00
  • Room B
Scientific Advisory Group pre-SOM meeting
6
  • 28th November 2017
  • 15:15-17:00
  • Room B
Capacity Building pre-SOM meeting
7
  • 27th November 2017
  • 16:15-18:15
  • Room B
Women Leaders Forum pre-SOM meeting
8
  • 28th November 2017
  • 08:00 - 12:00
  • Room B
Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group (MEWG)
9
  • 28th November 2017
  • 13:00-15:00
  • Room B
Regional Business Forum / Business Advisory Council
# Date Meeting Title Meeting Documents
1 29th November 2017
09.20 – 09.50
Session #2Progress Report of CTI-CFF post SOM-12
2 29th November 2017
11:05-12:05
Session #5Revised/New Texts of the Agreement and Staff Regulation related to ED and DED
3 29th November 2017
13:00-14:00
Session #6Consideration and Admission for Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as New Member of CTI Partners

Organizing Committee:

Contact Information

You may email the PH NCCC Secretariat at ph.nccc.secretariat@gmail.com. You may also call at +63 (2) 925 8948.

The following are members of the PH NCCC Secretariat; for any concerns, you may contact anyone of them:

Ms. Nilda S. Baling

Supervising Ecosystems Management Specialist
Biodiversity Management Bureau
nildasbaling@yahoo.com
+63 9088935863

Mr. Pablo G. de los Reyes, Jr.

Senior Ecosystems Management Specialist
Biodiversity Management Bureau
ogie821@gmail.com
+63 9758224051

Ms. Carina Manlapaz

Ecosystems Management Specialist
Biodiversity Management Bureau
carinamanlapaz@gmail.com
+63 9276066971

Venue:

The 13th Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security Senior Officials Meeting (13CTI-CFF SOM) will be held at Dusit Thani Manila Hotel, Makati City, Philippines. The management of the said Hotel may be contacted at the following:

Address:

1223 Epifanio de los Santos Ave., Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines