MDPI Annual Planning Meeting for 2017

12 Jan 2017
Indah Rufiati

Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) is in the middle of holding its annual planning session for 2017, January 10 – 12 at the Legian co-working space… objective to develop detailed program planning activities in 2017. The meeting was attended by 15 Bali-based staff, including what we hope will soon be our new Fishery Improvement Department manager Guillermo Moreno and co-management specialist Kun Praseno. We hope to welcome them on board soon!

The meeting day 1 was opened by the Executive Director, Aditya Surono, followed by the Director of Programs and Science, Momo Kochen, who explained the overview of overall goals to be achieved in 2017 (projects, rough timeline, budget) and then presentations about 2016 overview by each department: Communication & Development, Supply Chain, Fair Trade and Fishery Improvement.

This year, MDPI will be working with various donors: Packard Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, Conservation International, USAID-SEA, OCEANS and more. It is a great honor for us and we are so excited to kick off 2017!

In 2017, MDPI wants to emphasize the collaborative aspects by strengthening the relationship of MDPI with other stakeholders, including our most important stakeholders: small-scale fishermen we work with.

The meeting day 2 and day 3 is where each team sat down together to build detailed plan, activities, budget and timeline to achieve the goals expected. Since the projects cannot be done by each department alone, each team must discuss with each other to have a better collaboration in order to get the best outcome as possible.


MDPI Annual Planning Meeting for 2017. Photo credit: MDPI

2017 definitely will be a big year for MDPI and we thank all partners, stakeholders, government and all of MDPI friends who also work hard hand by hand to achieve our big dream: fisheries sustainability. The New Year is also a nice moment to remind all of us in MDPI that our mission is “To empower fishing communities to achieve sustainability by harnessing market forces.”, and to keep in mind that we also have a nice tagline: #HappyPeopleManyFish 🙂

Writer: Indah Rufiati


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