Meeting Report: 3rd Annual Regional Technical Working Group Planning Workshop

USAID Oceans held its 3rd Annual Regional Technical Working Group (TWG) Planning Workshop, July 16-18, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Workshop was convened following the mid-term evaluation of USAID Oceans to update partners on the program’s activities and take stock of partner progress, but the primary objective was to elicit inputs from the TWG and implementing partners to guide the way forward for the project.  The event was attended by a total of one hundred participants, the bulk of them members of the USAID Oceans TWG representing the member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and technical leads from the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF). Also represented were key United States Government (USG) partners, namely, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (USAID/RDMA), USAID Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Department of the Interior (DOI). Workshop objectives, summary proceedings, and outcomes follow.