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. 

 


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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

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