Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development MENA 2014

The long term objective of this Sida funded programme is to contribute to an integrated and sustainable  development of coastal zones in which the needs and rights of poor people are taken into account.

To this end, the programme will support change processes in key organisations working with planning and management of coastal zones. These processes shall be based on the four programme principles of non-discrimination, openness, participation and accountability.

The training programme is organised by NIRAS Natura together with School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. It is built around the participants’ Change Process projects, which enable participants to link the learning from the programme to their own work context, while supporting processes of change in their home organisations.

The training programme focuses on the thematic areas of integration, participation, sustainable development, planning and good governance. The following topics will be addressed:

  1. The ecological, economic and social challenges of sustainable coastal development, including environmental protection, effects of climate change, poverty alleviation, human rights and urbanisation.
  2. The planning process, including methods for spatial planning and international experiences from integrated coastal management.
  3. Legal and administrative mechanisms and good governance for integrated coastal development.
  4. Methods and tools for integration and inclusion such as stakeholder analysis, participatory approaches and strategic communication.
  5. Methods and tools for environmental and social analyses applied to coastal areas.
  6. Change process theory and tools, including organisational analysis and the role of change agents.
  7. xperiences from coastal development, planning and management in Europe and in the MENA region, including the participants’ own experiences.

Further information

Course dates
  • Part 1: September 1-18, 2014, in Sweden
  • Part 2: February 1-12, 2015 (Country to be decided)
    Eligible countries 2014

    Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Tunisia.


    Download programme brochure and application form in PDF for more information.

    Closing date for applications

    March 3, 2014

    Contact info

    Claus PedersenProgramme DirectorT: +46 8 545 533 00E: Send E-mail
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