Teaching Integrated Coastal Management

 
NEDUET PIC

Teaching Integrated Coastal Management

Objectives

To enhance the capacity of coastal managers in Sindh by developing and conducting a short course on ICM.

Background

It has been observed that most coastal managers are not trained and lack the knowledge, tools and skills to address issues in an integrated manner. The primary aim of this project is to fulfil the growing need for qualified coastal managers. To this end, a short course on integrated management will be developed in consultation with alumni from the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok). Following this, twenty mid-career coastal managers will be identified and trained. The course will be held at NED University. Upon the successful completion of this project, other academic and research institutions will be allowed to integrate it into their curriculum. At the end of the training course, the trainees will be required to draw up an action plan regarding ICM and present it at the follow up evaluation meeting.

Target beneficiaries

It has been observed that most coastal managers are not trained and lack the knowledge, tools and skills to address issues in an integrated manner. The primary aim of this project is to fulfil the growing need for qualified coastal managers. To this end, a short course on integrated management will be developed in consultation with alumni from the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok). Following this, twenty mid-career coastal managers will be identified and trained. The course will be held at NED University. Upon the successful completion of this project, other academic and research institutions will be allowed to integrate it into their curriculum. At the end of the training course, the trainees will be required to draw up an action plan regarding ICM and present it at the follow up evaluation meeting.

Outputs

  1. Development of locally customised ICM short training modules through consultation meetings with relevant stakeholders and institutions.
  2. Training conducted regarding ICM concepts for twenty coastal managers. 

Accomplishments and challenges

  • A tailor-made module of short ICM course developed with support of AIT trained Alumni and applied for training of 20 coastal managers representing different government, civil society organisations and academia
  • Developed ICM course module shared with local universities for adoption/use.
  • A full-fledged ICM course is being integrated as "elective module" in the revised curriculum of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan with technical support of MFF Programme.
  • MFF Pakistan team has been included as one of the members of curriculum revision committee by HEC.

Contributions to cross-cutting themes

Communications

Once successfully developed, the course will be available to study at all relevant academic and research institutions, and universities will be given the opportunity to integrate it into their curriculum.

Gender Equality

Both genders will be equally eligible to participate in the training course.

Lessons Learned

  • Training courses are an effective means of building capacity of target group.
  • Tailor-made training is  a cost effective capacity building instrument.
  • Interest has been generated among local universities for adoption of ICM course in their curriculum.

Project Facts

Country

Location

Karachi, Sindh Province

Topic

Duration

5th Jul 2013 to 5th May 2014

MFF Grant Amount

PKR 958,000

Implementing Partner

NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi 

Dr. Atif Mustafa

Associate Professor and Co-Chair

Department of Environmental Engineering

NED University of Engineering and Technology

Karachi-75270

Tel:  +92 21 99261261 Ext. 2624

Email:  atifm@neduet.edu.pk

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