Creation of the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership

Published: 08 December 2020
Last edited: 08 December 2020

In the Dominican Republic, coral reef restoration became a popular alternative to try to safeguard this ecosystems. At the beginning, it started to grow rapidly lacking control and causing many nurseries to become abandoned. This concern triggered the creation of the Dominican Coastal Restoration Consortium (CDRC), a Multi-Stakeholder Partnership that works with along with the Ministry of Environment monitoring coral nurseries all over the country and leading the  nursery evaluations, as well as steering the restoration initiatives in the DR. 


Alliance and partnership development
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Inception phase

Enabling factors

  • Existing interest of several local organizations in getting thigs done the right way, without harming the environment. 
  • Willingness of local organizations and authorities to share knowledge and expertise.
  • The need of structure and a nation wide platform to coordinate and regulate coral reef restoration activities. 


Lessons learned

  1. A common goal for the stakeholders must be identified, so that everyone benefits from the partnership and it will always be a win-win situation. 
  2. Specific roles and capabilities must be defined from the beginning. 
  3. Formal agreements must be prepared in time so that the implementation of the activities is not delayed. 
  4. Definition of a functional steering structure for the partnership is a must at the beginning. 

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