About The Regional Secretariat

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) Regional Secretariat (interim) was created during the First CTI-CFF Senior Officials Meeting in Bali in December 2007.

It is mandated to promote regional cooperation, sharing of lessons, and facilitate learning across the six Coral Triangle countries - Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. The Regional Secretariat also coordinate and monitors the progress in achieving the CTI-CFF Regional Plan of Action goals. Its main activities cover the following areas: Technical Working Groups, Governance Working Groups, Cross Cutting Themes, Technical Program, Cooporate Services (e.g. organizational development, capacity development). It also serves as the main liaison and for all CTI-CFF official functions such as the bi-annual CTI-CFF Senior Officials Meetings and the annual CTI-CFF Ministerial Meetings.

The permanent Regional Secretariat was officially established with the appointment of the first Executive Director in April 2015, where the headquarter is based in Manado, Indonesia.

Our Mission Statement

The CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat’s mission is to initiate, to coordinate, and to facilitate communication and activities across CTI-CFF Member Parties (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste). These efforts will implement the goals and objectives of the Regional Plan of Action to address emerging and transboundary issues on sustainable management of marine resources and food security in the Coral Triangle Region.

CTI-CFF Organizational Framework