Capacity Building

 

Human impacts arising from coastal development coupled with global climate changes continue to put environmental stress on coasts. There is a growing need to find new ways for ethical and equitable utilization of coastal resources. Integrated Coast Management (ICM) is one process that involves a multitude of approaches and activities to find environmentally sustainable methods to manage coasts. Its dynamic nature necessitates a deeper understanding of the ecological as well as socio-economic functions of coastal ecosystems.

MFF realizes that in order to achieve its overarching goals relating to integrated coastal management (ICM), adequate capacity in terms of human, technology and institutions need to be strengthened and enhanced across the region.

MFF hence stresses on the need to bolster the capacities of all stakeholder groups involved in managing coastal ecosystems. Through this Program of Work it identifies and fulfills capacity needs and gaps, and building on strengths and opportunities. In each member country MFF recognizes capacity building as a fundamental need and works towards creating regional networks of researchers, managers and practitioners of coastal issues. 

 


For details about Actions, Outputs and Results, click [ + ]

Programmes of WorkActions/OutputsContribution to results
7. Building the capacity of professional coastal managers for integrated coastal management
  1. National capacity and training needs assessments for different stakeholder groups in order to identify gaps, needs, strengths and opportunities for building capacity in ICM.

  2. Support to existing regional and national centres of training, research and excellence in ICM.

  3. Support to tertiary education and research in ICM through grants, partnership and leadership development programmes.

  4. Development of targeted training modules for continuing education of coastal practitioners and managers.

 

  • More effective institutions and mechanisms for cooperation in coastal ecosystem management

  • Increased prioritisation of coastal ecosystem management in the development agendas of regional institutions

  • More efficient and effective impact and use of resources to support environmentally sustainable coastal development at the regional level

  • More effective policy, legal and institutional mechanisms for inter-sectoral coordination in environmental aspects of coastal management

  • Increased prioritisation of coastal ecosystem management across national development agendas, policies and budgets

Related News

Roots in the water

Bangkok, Thailand 12 Apr 2018

Country: Thailand

Topic: Capacity Building, Knowledge for Management

“My father taught me how to drive a boat when I was 12 and I vividly remember going out to fish – breaking through waves when the sea was rough during storms,” says local science teacher Wanida Tongboonma, as she takes the Mangroves for the Future (M...    

Healthy wetlands, better lives: Traditional mat weaving as a sustainable livelihood in the Maldives

Fiyoaree, Maldives 05 Mar 2018

Country: Maldives

Topic: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Climate change ...

The Maldives is known for being an upmarket holiday destination thanks to its pristine beaches and blue lagoons. Despite being barely visible on the world map due to its small size, the coral island nation is home to the seventh largest coral reef ec...    

Featured Projects

Installation of mangrove protection signboards champou khmao FACT2016

Building capacity of local community on Mangrove management in Tuol Torteung commune

Duration:

Location: Tuol Torteung Commune, Prey Nub district, Preah Sihanouk province.

Topics: Capacity Building , Capacity development

MFF Grant Amount:    

Climate smart integrated vegetable farming champou khmoa RACHANA2017

Livelihood Diversification for Farmers through applying integrated adaptive farming system (LDF)

Duration:

Location: Tuol Torteung Commune, Prey Nub district, Preah Sihanouk province.

Topics: Capacity Building , Capacity development , Sustainable Livelihoods

MFF Grant Amount:    

Featured Film - Returning mangroves to Tanjung Panjang

Returning mangroves to Tanjung Panjang, Asia © IUCN, 2018

Mangrove forests worldwide have been vanishing at astonishing rates. Tanjung Panjang, Indonesia, which has lost over 60% of its mangroves in the last 3 decades, exemplifies this trend. The creation of aquaculture in nature reserves has in part led to this decrease in mangrove cover. With the help of IUCN's Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), local experts and several NGOs are working with current land users and the local government to restore forest landscapes and strive for a more sustainable future.

Related Press Releases

Coastal ecosystems to benefit from cooperation between DMCR and IUCN

Bangkok, Thailand 29 Jan 2016

The signing of an MOU on January 28 between the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, marks a significant step toward improved management of coastal r...    

View all related press releases »

Related Images

View all related images »

Related Publications

Business & Biodiversity Newsletter

Author: IUCN Pakistan

Posted on: 30th Jan 2018

Category: Asia Region (Secretariat)

Size: 6.3 MB

View all related publications »

Share This