Francis Staub has been involved in the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) for over 15 years. ICRI is an international partnership between Nations and organisations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world (more information can be found at www.icriforum.org). Since 2018, Claire has also been involved in supporting the ICRI Secretariat.
The Initiative is currently being co-chaired by the governments of Australia, Indonesia and Monaco, this will last until June 2021.
The main tasks of the included:
- Development and implementation of the Secretariat plan of action
- Day-to-day management and coordination of the Secretariat
- Promotion the work of ICRI, including diplomatic liaison
- Promotion and implementation of the decisions made during the general meetings
- Support ICRI’s working groups (ad hoc committees) and operational networks, including the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (www.gcrmn.net)
- Promotion of the Initiative at international events (i.e. organisation of side events)
- The organisation of the annual General Meetings
- Maintenance of the ICRI website, social media and bi-monthly newsletter
- Ongoing – Strategic and technical advice and support to Australia (through the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority)
- 2018/2019 – Strategic and technical advice and support to the Principality of Monaco
- 2016/2018 – Strategic and technical advice and support to the Government of France
- 2009/2012 – Strategic and technical advice and support to the Government of France
- 2006/2014 – Strategic and technical advice to the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) secretariat through a contract with the Coral Reef Unit / UNEP – Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems Branch, DEPI