Proceedings of the 2009 PNLG Forum


Monday, November 23, 2009


Meeting Documents





Bataan, Philippines, 21 November 2009


1. The 2009 PEMSEA Network of Local Governments (PNLG) Forum was held in conjunction with the convening of the 2009 East Asian Seas Congress. The EAS Congress was held on 23-27 November 2009 in Manila, Philippines and hosted by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, through the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

2. The PNLG General Assembly (GA) Meeting was held at Lou-is Resort and Restaurant, Balanga City, Bataan, Philippines on 21 November 2010. The GA meeting was hosted by the Provincial Government of Bataan and coorganized by PEMSEA, the PNLG Secretariat and the Bataan Coastal Care Foundation (BCCF), which comprises of private sector partners of the Bataan ICM program.

3. The GA Meeting tackled key issues related to the operationalization of the PNLG including the future role and thrusts of the network, fund management and election of officers. Highlights of the meeting included the induction of Thua Thien-Hue (Vietnam) as the newest member of the PNLG and the signing of the Letter of Cooperation between PEMSEA and the PNLG for the Sustainable Development and Management of Marine and Coastal Environment of the Seas of East Asia.

4. Twenty local governments from 10 countries across the region participated in the forum in addition to the representatives from the East Asian Seas Partnership Council, PEMSEA Resource Facility, the PNLG Secretariat, the private sector and local participants.

5. The participants to the PNLG participated in the EAS Congress and attended the Technical Workshop on Land and Sea-Use Zoning: Opportunities and Challenges on 23 November.

6. The meeting agenda and full list of participants is attached as Annex 1 and 2.