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 3rd Postgraduate Certificate Course on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM).
The course is a part of the commitment by MFF, BOBLMLE and AIT to address the growing need for qualified coastal practitioners. The course 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.
The curriculum, which has been improved based on the experiences from the Course held in 2011, will provide trainees with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge on ICM, and the main coastal and marine ecosystems in the Asia region with emphasis on designing, implementing and monitoring projects that integrate across sectors, involve diverse stakeholders and give consideration to the effects of climate change.
The course module will focus on
• Marine and Coastal Ecosystems
• Principles and tools of Integrated Coastal Management
• Coastal Project Development, Evaluation and Management
MFF is providing sponsorship to up to 2 candidates from each of the MFF countries (India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam), nominated by their respective National Coordinating Bodies. The nominees will represent both the government sector and civil society.
A total of twenty-seven course participants from ten countries across Asia (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam) will be sponsored to take part in the course this year.
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
MFF Outreach Countries Coordinator