PEMSEA is committed to build the capacities of local, national, and regional practitioners of coastal and marine resource management to help them implement the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA). In this regard, PEMSEA established the PEMSEA Network of Learning Centers (PNLC) in 2015 during the 5th East Asian Seas Congress in Da Nang, Viet Nam. The Network was then formalized through the signing of the PNLC Charter, which set the rules on membership and operations of the PNLC, during the virtual 7th East Asian Seas Congress in 2021.
As a consortium of higher education and research institutes that provide academic training, extension services, policy advice, and other forms of technical assistance and capacity-building, the PNLC consists of PEMSEA Learning Centers and Regional Centers of Excellence (RCOEs).
PEMSEA Learning Centers are higher education institutions (HEIs) that have the institutional capacity and track record to provide academic degree programs and other means of capacity development, research, and technical advisory services on sustainable coastal and marine resource development. RCOEs are either HEIs or research institutions that may or may not offer academic degree programs but have received recognition of high distinction from their national governments for exemplary performance in capacity development, research, and technical advisory services on sustainable coastal and marine resource development.
- Learning Centers
- DPR Korea
- Kim Il Sung University (KISU)
- Center for Coastal and Marine Resources Studies (CCMRS), IPB University
- Diponegoro University (UNDIP)
- Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), Udayana University (UNUD)
- Cavite State University (CvSU)
- De La Salle Lipa (DLSL)
- University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV)
- Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan (XU)
- Marine Science Institute (MSI), University of the Philippines (UP)
- Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL)
- Oriental University of Timor Leste (UNITAL)
- Viet Nam
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Director, CCMRS, IPB University, Indonesia
Dr. Yonvitner held numerous leadership roles in IPB University such as those related to disaster studies and management, agro-maritime working group, collaboration, student affairs, alumni, and the Rector’s Office.
He has also been engaged in various national/subnational working groups, associations, and projects on integrated coastal management, fisheries management, seafood ecolabeling, mangroves, and maritime investments. His research interests include marine pollution; fisheries biology, population dynamics, and management; and coastal and marine resource management.
He received his PhD in coastal resources management, master of science degree in natural resources management and environment, and bachelor degree in aquatic resource management from IPB University. He received his postdoctoral degree from Universitat de Girona in Spain.
DR. FANG QINHUA
Vice President, PNLC
Deputy Secretary General, PNLG Secretariat Deputy Director, COMI, XMU, China
Reelected for a second term, Dr. Fang is concurrently the Deputy Secretary General of the Secretariat of the PEMSEA Network of Local Governments.
He has also been engaged in various national/subnational projects and research in environmental impact assessment, marine policy, and ecosystem service assessment. His research interests include marine science and policy, marine spatial planning, and environmental systems assessment.
He has a PhD and post-doctoral degree in marine affairs from Xiamen University and was a visiting scholar at the Center for Ocean Policy of the University of Delaware (USA) and a visiting fellow at PEMSEA.
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