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IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency EMERNET- CAR: EXECUTIVE MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE NETWORK IN THE WIDER CARIBBEAN Joining forces to protect.

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1 IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency EMERNET- CAR: EXECUTIVE MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE NETWORK IN THE WIDER CARIBBEAN Joining forces to protect the Caribbean Sea from invisible threats 11 March, 2014 Manuel Recio Section Head, TCLA2

2 IAEA …to establish an executive network of national authorities assisted with science and technology means, empowered to take response action to combat marine environmental crises caused by natural phenomena in the Caribbean Sea … Objective

3 IAEA The subject matter is not new… RLA7012: Use of Nuclear Techniques to Address the Management Problems of Coastal Zones in the Caribbean Region RLA7014: Designing and Implementing Systems for Early Warning and Evaluation of the Toxicity of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Caribbean Region, Applying Advanced Nuclear Techniques, Radioecotoxicological Evaluations and Bioassays (ARCAL CXVI) RLA7020: Establishing the Caribbean Observing Network for Ocean Acidification and its Impact on Harmful Algal Blooms, using Nuclear and Isotopic Techniques

4 IAEA Excellent Success Stories… Analytical laboratories equipped and capacities enhanced Analytical laboratories equipped and capacities enhanced Staff educated and trained Staff educated and trained Detection and quantification techniques improved Detection and quantification techniques improved Methodologies developed and tested Methodologies developed and tested Science-based exchange and cooperation promoted Science-based exchange and cooperation promotedbut… End-users not involved in project design & implementation End-users not involved in project design & implementation National authorities not thoroughly engaged National authorities not thoroughly engaged

5 IAEA We have to ensure… Well-coordinated cooperation and synergy management Strong partnership set upfront National authorities identified and engaged as part of the solution End-users involved at an early stage Managing communication critical to success

6 IAEA Cooperation between IAEA & UNEP Practical arrangements signed with IAEA- MEL New practical arrangements with technical cooperation (TC) programme currently under discussion Participation in several past and on-going TC projects IAEA contribution to GEF project in the wider Caribbean

7 IAEA Two years of work ahead… January Video conference IAEA and UNEP March, Vienna IAEA-ARCAL-UNEP May ARCAL concepts selection 31 May IAEA deadline for concepts September Project Design meeting 31 December IAEA Deadline Project design Final project Design approved January 2016 Financing End-users Partnering Authorities Abril, Costa Rica IAEA-ARCAL-UNEP

8 IAEA Four phases process… Partnering IAEA-ARCAL-UNEP understanding Exploring other institutional partners Problem and stakeholders analysis Communication campaign Authorities & End-users Identify authorities in each participating country Target end-users Engage stakeholders in designing the project Financing Identify resources available & quantify needs Seek project donors and contributors Approval IAEA Board approval Preparation for project implementation Last step!!! New Project in 2016!

9 IAEA Costa Rica meeting: the process Dialogue among experts to define objective and set goal Dialogue among communicators to build messages Designated Team Member leads preparation of concept assisted by experts All contribute to define a communication campaign to engage stakeholders Conceptual Design Conceptual Design

10 IAEA Costa Rica meeting: deliverables Experts Existing (technical) resources and needs Target counterparts Scope of the network (processes to be monitor) Technical products to support the network Technical requirements for participation in the project Communicators Existing communication resources from projects Customized messages Communication materials to be developed Key players for communication All contribute Problem and stakeholder analyses Opportunities to give visibility Action plan to develop communication materials Risks and obstacles All-inclusive dialogue and team process with a common objective

11 IAEA EMERNET- CAR EMERNET-CAR: PROTECTING MARINE RESOURCES IN THE WIDER CARIBBEAN

12 IAEA Questions

13 IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency Thank you for your attention!


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