UNESCO Environment and Development in Coastal Regions and Small Islands (UNESCO CSI Programme)

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History

Jan 1996, Paris (France), within the framework of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Regional network of UNESCO Office, Jakarta - Regional Bureau for Sciences in Asia and the Pacific.

Aims

Assist member states with the integrated planning and management of coastal and small island regions; design means to achieve integrated management and sustainable development in such regions; serve as a platform to promote cooperation and coordinated action among UNESCO's programmes in natural and social sciences, culture, education and communication, both in headquarters and field offices; provide support to transdisciplinary training and capacity building.

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Activities

Pilot projects and interregional networking include: (i) sustainable small-island development through integrated management of freshwater resources, based on existing IHP hydrology studies and involving local communities; (ii) sustainable coastal development through integrated planning and management to mitigate the impact of coastline instability; (iii) integrated management of biological diversity for sustainable coastal development; (iv) maintaining and managing coastal ecosystem productivity for sustainable development. Other activities: interdisciplinary training; capacity building; teaching materials; establishment of UNESCO chairs, notably at the University of Dakar (Senegal).

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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UIA Org ID

K1304

Last News Received

31. Jan 2011
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