Coastal Zone Management

Coastal Zone Management(133)
Coastal zone management helps coastal communities prepare for and adapt to impacts from climate change such as sea level rise and runoff.
12 November 2014

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‘The difficult truth is that the way we are approaching disaster risks today is almost certainly not good enough to meet tomorrow’s challenges’. For a holistic approach to resilience building, it is important to integrate climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) because it would encompass a wider range of present and future risks. Several tools, methodologies and approaches have been developed which are targeted at mainstreaming CCA and DRR but the need for increased awareness and capacity in managing climate and disaster risks at various levels of governments in Southeast Asia still remain.

In the context of river management, rivers are susceptible to both natural and human-induced impacts. Yet, in turn, rivers can pose several challenges and can be very destructive if not managed properly. In order to reduce risks to human health, food security, environmental services, as well as social and economic development, there is a need to manage disaster risks and hazards in river systems.

As a continuation of capacity-building efforts in addressing needs in Southeast Asia, ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS), a sub-regional node of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network, organized a training workshop titled, a Training-Workshop titled “Resilience Building in River Management” was organized within the 2nd International River Summit: “Riviving Rivers, Rebuilding Civilization” on 19-21 November 2014 in Marikina City, Philippines. The workshop was aimed at building capacity on integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (CCA-DRR) into policies, programs and projects in the context of river management.

The event was attended by around 40 participants from nine countries, mostly from Southeast Asia, including some local executives as well as personalities from climate change offices and other relevant national agencies. Experts and practitioners in the field and some academics provided rich information about the linkages between CCA and DRR, existing CCA-DRR initiatives in the Southeast Asia and the application of these concepts in river management through case studies. Moreover, participants were guided into a practical and step-by-step guide on mainstreaming CCA-DRR into development planning as well as land use planning. Key points that surfaced in the discussions include the importance of evidence-based decision-making, multi-stakeholder engagement, recognition that resilience building needs a holistic approach and that it can be a strategy for poverty alleviation

Marikina City, Philippines
07 July 2014

What is this course about?

With increasing pressure on development partners to demonstrate the effectiveness of their work, it is essential they have a solid grasp of the principles of Project Cycle Management. Project Cycle Management (PCM) methodology and its principle tool, the Logical Framework is the quality benchmark for project design and implementation. PCM begins at planning, and provides a road map for effective project execution and project decision-making throughout the project life cycle. Many donors insist on a PCM approach to ensure a results-based logic in the intervention and to minimise risk or the possibility of failure. This course is designed to enhance the efficiency of individuals, organisations and government authorities working on development project as well as increase the effectiveness of the project.

This training is ideal for staff of development organisation involved in the design, execution and coordination of project and programmes. This includes (future) project managers/coordinators, portfolio managers, desk officers and programme officers from development related organizations including donors, government departments, civil society groups, (I)NGO’s and charities.


  • Understand the concept of aid effectiveness and trends in programme management (MfDR)
  • Understand project cycle management and objectives oriented project planning
  • Be able to identify and analyze a problem and formulate a project
  • Determine project objectives and select intervention strategies
  • Formulate a logical framework
  • Know how the logical framework can be used throughout the project cycle
  • Understand monitoring and evaluation through various methodologies


  • Language: English
  • Dates: 04th - 08th August 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

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  • Trends in Aid Effectiveness
  • Why Projects Fail
  • Introduction to the Project Cycle
  • Objective-Oriented Project Planning (OOPP)
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Intervention Logic
  • Logical Framework (LF) Formulation
  • Risks and Assumptions
  • Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Formulation of Indicators and SOVs
  • Most Significant Change (MSC)
  • Personal Action Plan

Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Islamabad, Pakistan
20 February 2014

Coastal communities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region are frequently challenged by hazards such as cyclones and storm surges, and by the constant, long-term dynamics of the shorelines responding to climatic forces. As a result, erosion and storm tide inundation threaten coastal settlements and infrastructure. Climate variability and change, including sea level rise trends, possible changes in weather patterns, will likely add additional pressure on coastal communities across the region. The burden of the responsibility for managing these risks resides with local governments, following State advice and requirements, which may differ from State and Territories or national jurisdictions at a larger scale.

This short course will cover coastal hazard management theory and practice relevant to Australia and the Asia Pacific region. A 5% discount is offered to three or more registrants from the same organization.

For registration and more information, please visit

Southbank, Brisbane, Australia


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What happens at the end of the three-year programme?

This field is developing so rapidly that it is hard to predict with certainty what will happen at the end of three years. Furthermore, many countries in Asia are experiencing such dynamic economic and social changes that in turn have impacts on how climate change is being experienced and addressed. Apart from the immediate benefits generated during the three years of operation, the Adaptation Platform will contribute to a substantial repository of knowledge and experience that will continue to be used by governments and the private sector in the future. It is expected that there will be ongoing input to the platform from those who have gained considerable expertise in climate adaptation strategies through this round of programme activities.

Does the platform replicate work that is already being done by others?

No, it does not. While there are a number of networks and partnerships for action on climate change, what the platform offers is a unique space specifically devoted to learning about adaptation strategies as they are being undertaken. The platform is solution-focused, enabling professional and technical staff to meet, network and share information and experiences on common sets of challenges in this region.

What can the platform offer to business people?

The platform offers many opportunities to access new research information directly from universities, institutes and practitioners, and to feed into the agenda for new research to be undertaken. Platform events will offer networking opportunities and the chance to share with others successful strategies and lessons learned in business sectors such as agriculture, transport, and construction.

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