A Coral Triangle Capacity Building “conversation” with James Cook University
At various fora over the last year, marine resource managers and other experts from Coral Triangle countries have discussed key challenges and problems facing their countries in achieving the goals of the Coral Triangle Initiative.
Long-term and tailored capacity building was identified as a major need to be addressed.
James Cook University has been listening to these discussions.
On 13 March 2009, James Cook University asked regional staff working for non-government organisations in the Coral Triangle to an informal “conversation” on location, at the university campus in Townsville, Australia. The “conversation” was around the potential role of a central education, training and knowledge building hub within Australia to support capacity building within the Coral Triangle.
Attached please find the following information about this “conversation”:
- Brochure outlining JCU’s ideas
- Presentation on JCU and some ideas on a way forward: Professor Chris Cocklin
- Some JCU stories of current work in the CT region: Professor Garry Russ; Dr Glenn Almany
- Presentation from potential partner university (Charles Darwin University): Professor Chris Austin
- Notes from the “conversation”