INTEGRATED COASTAL MANAGEMENT (ICM) TRAINING in PHILIPPINES
ICM provides a framework and practical tools for policy-makers, planners, and resource managers to meet the challenges of sustainable development in the coastal areas. It facilitates multiple use management that maintains the functional integrity of the systems and a constant flow of resources.
A three-week comprehensive course focusing on the practical approaches of ICM principles and guidelines toward marine pollution prevention and management. It focuses on providing a broad-based, multidisciplinary training to environmental and natural resource planners, managers and trainers. Case studies on regional/international experience are integrated into the course. Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in field observation and "hands-on training" in the Philippines and China.
COURSE OBJECTIVE & TOPICS COVERED
This course consists of an extensive and comprehensive list of ICM-related topics, which provide participants the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and develop essential skills in the application of ICM. The following is a partial list of topics covered:
ICM concepts, principles and applications
ICM program initiation and data gathering
ICM strategic management plans - development and implementation
ICM action plans - formulation, approval and implementation
Stakeholders and community participation
Environmental impact assessment
Environmental accounting and resource valuation
Institutional and legislative requirements
Research and information management
Environmental monitoring and evaluation techniques
Developing integrated waste management practices
International conventions on marine pollution
Integrated land and water use zonation scheme
Who Should Attend?
Government planning officers, administrators and technical staff at local, provincial and national levels
ICM project staff
Trainers and researchers involved in coastal and marine environmental activities