What is ReefProject2.0?
RR2.0 is a division of Walt Smith International that creates sustainable developed products for the marine aquarium trade and uses a portion of the profit to invest in community based aquaculture development projects to benefit the environment and the rural and coastal communities throughout the Fiji Islands.

What is ADE (Aquaculture Development for the Environment)?
ADE is a nonprofit organization registered by Walt Smith that is funded by a portion of the RR2.0 profits and outside donors that enables coral reef conservation projects to be developed. The main focus of the projects that ADE will fund will be capacity building efforts in local community conservation programs. ADE will also assist in developing ways for the future of the projects to become self-sufficient and avoid perpetual dependency on outside funding.

What are the goals and mission of the ADE program?
The main focus and goals of the ADE project would be to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes in individuals and groups of people relevant to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of the programs and infrastructures proposed and facilitated by ReefProject2.0 that are locally meaningful.
The mission of the ADE program would be “to promote the sustainable management and conservation of global marine ecosystems, develop aquaculture and Mari culture programs for the protection of the environment, and contribute to rural communities through training and economic support”.

How is ADE related to ReefProject2.0?
ADE will be the funding arm of RR2.0 that will facilitate the infrastructure and daily activities of the projects that engage local communities to be involved in the process through community capacity-building. This approach on an individual level requires the development of conditions that allow individual participants to build and enhance existing knowledge and skills. It also calls for the establishment of conditions that will allow individuals to engage in the process of learning and adapting to change.
    ReefProject2.0 will facilitate market skills and exposure that would contribute to supporting the project through the worldwide aquarium market. It will also develop scientific research programs that would provide a study platform based on the progress of the focal community based project. Revenues can be earned, by providing a wide base of study to institutions and other nonprofit groups, which would help
support the future sustainability of the program and lead the way towards self-sufficiency. By RR2.0 paving the way to both established and conceptual markets it strengthens a nonprofit’s ability to fulfill its mission over time, and enhances the nonprofit’s ability to have a positive impact on lives and communities.

How is “Capacity Building” defined by ReefProject2.0 as it relates directly to the community and ADE achieving its mission?
Capacity building as a long-term continual process of development that involves all stakeholders; including ministries, local authorities, non-governmental organizations, professionals, community members, academics and more. Capacity building uses a country's human, scientific, technological, organizational, and institutional and resource capabilities. The goal of capacity building is to tackle problems related to policy and methods of development, while considering the potential, limits and needs of the people in the communities involved.
    An effective capacity building process must encourage participation by all those involved. If stakeholders are involved and share ownership in the process of development they will feel more responsible for the outcome and sustainability of the development. Engaging stakeholders who are directly affected by the situation allows for more effective decision-making, it also makes development work more transparent.
    Community capacity-building on an individual level requires the development of conditions that allow individual participants to build and enhance existing knowledge to newly developed skills. It also calls for the establishment of conditions that will allow individuals to engage in the "process of learning and adapting to change."
    It is also referred to as capacity development, which is a conceptual approach to development that focuses on understanding the obstacles that inhibit people, governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations from realizing their developmental goals while enhancing the abilities that will allow them to achieve measurable and sustainable results.
    This concept is especially significant when newly acquired skills relate to the development of a Mari culture project within their community and are developed to employ techniques that science and research have recently discovered and is beneficial to both the local economy and the environment.