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 supporting change processes in key organisations working with planning and management of coastal zones.
At the end of the programme the participating organisations 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.
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.
In Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania,
In Asia: Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam
The training programme is based on the participants Change Process (CP). The purpose of the CP is to implement a positive change in the organisation that will strengthen its contribution to coastal development and its work with ISCD related issues. The participants will analyse their situation and define a relevant change idea based on needs and opportunities in the home organisation. In a dialogue with superiors, colleagues and mentor, participants will carefully plan and implement the change.
The training programme has a strong focus on planning, integration and participation and will hence address the following key topics:
The ecological, economic and social challenges of sustainable coastal development
The planning process
Legal and administrative mechanisms and good governance
Integrative and participatory approaches
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