"Nearly every problem has been solved by someone, somewhere. The challenge of the 21st century is to find out what works and scale it up."Bill Clinton
The Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being in Asia and the Pacific took place on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines from 27 – 30 May 2014. More than 100 policy-makers and practitioners from 17 countries in Asia and the Pacific met to exchange experiences on marine and coastal management and governance.
An innovative approach to sharing “solutions” was tested during this forum. Twenty-five “solution providers” shared their approaches and processes broken down into building blocks of successful elements, with an explanation of why and how something worked in the context of their home country.