SEAFDEC convened the online meeting on Briefing on UNEP GEF Implementing the Strategic Action Program for the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand (SCS SAP Project) on 3 March 2021. The Meeting was attended by the SEAFDEC National Coordinators and representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam as well as SEAFDEC Secretary-General and officials from SEAFDEC Secretariat and Training Department.
During the Meeting, the current status of the SCS SAP Project was discussed including the review of the project design and activities in line with the current national initiatives and priorities (e.g. Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda and Convention on Biological Diversity Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework). The SCS SAP Project is composed of three main components, namely: 1) reducing habitat degradation and loss via national and local reforms; 2) strengthening knowledge-based action planning for the management of coastal habitats and land-based pollution to reduce environmental degradation; and 3) facilitating regional and national level integration and cooperation for implementation of the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand Strategic Action Programme.