4th Postgraduate Certificate Course on Integrated Coastal Management

Location: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangkok, Thailand. 18th Aug 2014 to 26th Sep 2014

The Mangroves for the Future Initiative in partnership with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project (BOBLME) will offer the 4th Regional Postgraduate Certificate Course on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) in Thailand from 18th August to 26th September, 2014.

The ICM course is an intensive six week course for coastal resources management professionals held at the AIT campus Bangkok and includes one week practical training and field work. The course provides mid-career professionals with an opportunity to learn from integrated coastal management programs and experiences from around the world with a focus on the Asia Region.

During the course participants will develop the necessary theoretical and practical skills to design and implement ICM projects that integrate across sectors, involve diverse stakeholders and give consideration to the effects of climate change.

The course modules will focus on

  • Marine and Coastal Ecosystems
  • Principles and tools of Integrated Coastal Management
  • Coastal Project Development, Evaluation and Management

The course has been designed as part of the commitment by MFF, BOBLME and AIT to address the growing need for qualified coastal practitioners and aims to build a strong cadre of coastal managers and policy makers with the knowledge, tools and skills to design and implement sustainable ICM programmes for countries in the Asia region. MFF and AIT have been offering the course since 2007 and today there are over 100 alumni across 11 countries.

MFF is providing sponsorship for a minimum of two candidates from each of the MFF member countries (India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam) and to Myanmar an MFF Outreach country. Candidates are nominated by the respective MFF National Coordinating Bodies. Selected participants represent a mix of government and civil society representative organizations and also include teachers from universities wishing to develop or enhance ICM national curricula.

A total of thirty course participants from the eleven countries across Asia are expected to take part in this year’s course.

Note: This course is not open for public applications. The applicants are nominated by the respective National Coordinating Bodies of the MFF countries.


Ms. Maeve Nightingale
Manager Capacity Development

MFF Secretariat,
Bangkok, Thailand