Strengthening and Enabling the Micronesia Challenge 2030

Palm tree hanging over the ocean in tropical beach

The project Strengthening and Enabling the Micronesia Challenge 2030 will build on the Micronesia Challenge 2030 (MC2030) conservation, community benefit, and process targets, recognized by MC2030 partner jurisdictions including the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Republic of Palau, the U.S. Territory of Guam and the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The overall MC2030 conservation target is to effectively manage at least 50% of marine resources and 30% of terrestrial resources across Micronesia by 2030. The project aims to enhance national and regional marine resource management towards the Micronesia Challenge 2030 targets through three Components. The first component is focused on supporting FSM, RMI and Palau as they develop national policies, plans and tools to support national integrated management of marine resources under Micronesia Challenge 2030 targets. The second project component— implemented through the Micronesia Conservation Trust and the Micronesia Challenge Regional Office—aims to strengthen the capacities, communication, and planning to ensure regional coordination of the MC2030. The third project component is focused on monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management and communication of knowledge products generated through the project, including through IW:LEARN.

  • Beach shoreline with clear water and trees on land

    Photo taken by WWF GEF Agency during project development mission

  • Boats tied to a dock in a tropical location

    Palau- Photo taken by WWF GEF Agency during project development mission

  • silvertip shark

    Silvertip Shark

Countries: Regional (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau)
Focal Area: International Waters
Project Status: Implementation
GEF Project ID: 10740
Implementing Agency: World Wildlife Fund, Inc.
Executing Agency/ Partners: Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions (COS), Micronesia Challenge Regional Office (MCRO), Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT), Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority – MIMRA (RMI), Department of Resources and Development – R&D (FSM), and Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment & Tourism – MNRET (Palau)
GEF Project Grant: USD $ 2,000,000
Co-Financing: USD $ 3,653,491
GEF Agency Fee: USD $ 180,000

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