Policies to Action: National Workshop on Coastal Zone Management

January 12 & 13, 2018
Seminar Hall 1, Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar


The Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project (ICZMP) has completed seven years in Gujarat. As the State Project Management Unit, Gujarat Ecology Commission (GEC) has been instrumental in building the capacity of various stakeholders for comprehensive implementation of coastal management approaches in Gujarat. To achieve this ICZMP brought in unique activities for conservation as well as for socio-economic upliftment of coastal communities. ICZMP is funded by the World Bank and Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM), Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.

GEC in partnership with various government agencies such as; Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), Bhaskaracharya Institute of Space Applications & Geo-Informatics (BISAG), GEER Foundation, Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC), Marine National Park & Sanctuary (MNP&S) and Kachchh Forest Circle (KFC) have worked together to bring changes in the lives of coastal communities as well as for the conservation of the coastal natural resources.

To share the achievements of ICZMP as well as the coastal zone management experiences of Gujarat, GEC has planned to organize a two-day workshop on January 12 & 13, 2018. The inauguration of the workshop would be held on January 12, 2018 at 10:00 am at the Seminar Hall 1, Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar.

The workshop ‘Policies to Action’ – National Workshop on Coastal Zone Management would be attended by more than 200 participants from different sectors such as government, NGOs, scientific institutes, international and national agencies. Representatives of World Bank, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, ICZMP West Bengal, ICZMP Odisha, NCSCM – Chennai, Survey of India, International, ISME – Japan, DHI India, Institute of Ocean Management, SDMRI, Zoological Survey of India, MSSRF and senior officials from Government of Gujarat would have sessions on following themes:

  • Coastal Zone Management Practices & Way Forward
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Coastal eco-tourism opportunities
  • Coastal resources conservation & management
  • Coastal Zone & Climate Change

Several sector experts would share their experiences and actions on coastal zone management.

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