Project Communication Pledge

October 15, 2015

We largely rely upon the information and stories sent to us by our partners to communicate the progress of the project to wider audiences. As such we have developed a few ‘essential’ guidelines which form Annex 4 of the Project Funding Agreement.

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight these guidelines once again:

Communications Materials:
All communications materials should contain the full title of the project: “Enhancing the Conservation Effectiveness of Seagrass Ecosystems Supporting Globally Significant Populations of Dugongs across the Indian and Pacific Ocean Basins”. Once mentioned, the short title of the project can be used theerafter: “The GEF Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project.”

The following standard paragraph should be included and clearly visible on all communications materials: “This Project is executed by The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, with financing from the GEF, implementation support by UNEP and technical support from the CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat.”

Where appropriate, the above paragraph should always be supported by the logos of the GEF, UNEP, The Fund, CMS and Dugong MoU. To use these logos, the Partner should contact the Fund.

All National Project manuscripts/communication materials for external publication should be sent to The Fund for review and prior approval. Within 40 working days of receipt, the Fund will provide substantive feedback on/clearance of the manuscript/communications materials.

Any manuscript/communications materials produced in local languages should follow the above guidelines.

Social Media
To help the Executing Agency communicate the progress of the project to a wider audience we ask our partners to commit to:

Actively and regularly contributing to all project associated Social Media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.)

Regularly sending high resolution photographs (minimum 300 dpi) to the Fund for use within the projects’ external communication tools (Website, Newsletter, Annual Reports)

Copyright Release:
Upon signing the Project Funding Agreement, all copyrights to photographs and other materials produced should be shared with the Fund. This entitles the Fund to utilise any materials, photographs, information and/or data generated without further consent from the Partner. The Fund will, as appropriate, ensure full credit to the Partner when using such materials.