286b Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development

Part 1: August 20 - September 7, 2012
Part 2: December 3-14, 2012
Part 1: Gothenburg/Stockholm, Sweden
Part 2: Tanzania
Number of participants
Target Region
Closing date for applications
February 3, 2012


Half of the Earth’s population is living in coastal areas and the population density here is the double compared to the global average. Coastal zones all over the world are exposed to serious challenges related to over population and to competitive use of resources and ecosystem services from activities such as agriculture, fishery, tourism, urbanisation and industry. Sensitive ecosystems and negative effects from climate change increase the importance of a sustainable development and the need for an integrated planning and management, where the needs and rights of vulnerable groups are taken into account.

Through the International Training Programme on Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development (ISCD) we aim at contributing to poverty alleviation, by supporting capacity building for an Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development. During the programme we strive to achieve an active and strong link to the participant’s professional area but also to strengthen the professional exchange between participants, enriching the programme through their different professional and geographical backgrounds.


The long term objective of the programme is to contribute to an integrated sustainable development of coastal zones in which the needs and rights of poor people are taken into account. This shall be achieved through support to processes of change in key organisations working with planning and management of coastal zones.

At the end of the programme each participants shall have:

  • Increased understanding of the importance and benefits of an integrated sustainable coastal planning and management for socioeconomic development, with respect to environmental impact, poverty alleviation and equality, in a livelihood; security and rights perspective.
  • Increased knowledge about the planning process for an integrated sustainable coastal development.
  • Increased knowledge about experiences, methods and tools for organisational change in general and within coastal zone management in particular.
  • Extended international and national networks for working with coastal development.

Target Group

The programme is intended for key persons in organisations with a clear role in integrated coastal development e.g. central institutions, local authorities, private companies or NGOs.

Eligible countries:
In Africa: Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda
In Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam


The training programme is built around the participants Change Project (CP). Its purpose is to enable participants to link the learning from the programme to their own work context and to initiate and support processes of change in their home organisation. The participants will define, design and develop an CP based on needs, tasks and responsibilities in their ordinary work.

The training programme will address the following key topics:

  • The ecological, economical and social challenges of sustainable coastal development and integrated planning
  • Legal and administrative mechanisms
  • Situation analysis
  • The planning process
  • Change process



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