Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation service provider that shape a future worth living in by improving the lives of people. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ implements projects and programs all over the world on behalf of commissioning parties such as the German government.

In 2012, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) commissioned the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape Project to support Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in implementing and coordinating activities under the Regional Plan of Action of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF).The Project is co-implemented by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia; Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Department of Fisheries Sabah and Sabah Parks of Malaysia; Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Philippines; Conservation International and GIZ.

Area of Cooperation

The Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape Project aims to support the countries of the Sulu-Sulawesi-Seascape, a priority seascape under the CTI, to implement their actions within the framework of the Regional Plan of Action (RPOA) in a coordinated manner, with a special focus on Marine Protected Areas (MPA), Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) and Climate Change Adaptation Planning. The project engages in capacity development and institutional strengthening with partner organisations for effective implementation of the RPOA though knowledge and skill building and implementation of technical support. The partner countries and the project jointly implement activities to improve MPA Networks and EAFM. The project partner agencies among others prioritize and conduct research. The research results feed into policy recommendations, decision making and implementation. As an example, the project conducts Green sea turtle (Chelonina mydas) and Whale shark (Rhinchodon typus) tagging to determine regional connectivity of MPAs.

Secondment Staff

Ms. Mareska Mantik as Advisor Sulu-Sulawesi Project for January – December 2017 through support from GIZ has scope of work as following:

  1. Lead, oversee, and coordinate all project activities on organizational and capacity development activities for CTI-CFF RS and stakeholders
  2. Improve coordination mechanism among CTI-CFF focusing on Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape
  3. Handle project related knowledge management and dissemination
  4. Liaise and work with the Heads of WGs and NCCs

To support CTI-CFF organizational capacity is enhanced, coordination mechanism is improved, and Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape Project’s outputs and outcome contributed into achieving RPOA

# Date Activity Related Link
1 16 June 2017 Facilitating Coral Triangle Day 2017
2 27-29 September 2017 Training for CTI-CFF Indonesia on Communication Strategy and Proposal Writing
3 23 May 2017 Facilitating Partners Meeting

Contact Details

Franca Sprong

  • Project Director
  • The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)GmbH GIZ-BMUB Office
  • DENR-PAWB Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, North Avenue, North Avenue, Diliman 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63 2 426 0198/0239/0226
  • +63 2 426 0226 loc 122
  • SuluSulawesiSeascapeProject