South Asian Seas Progamme - Action Plan

Human Resources Development through Strengthening Regional Centres of Excellence

Activities selected for the implementation by South Asian member States:

  1. Development of research programmes and projects and sharing of experience in the empowerment of local communities;
  2. Development of guidelines for multidisciplinary research in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (based on the implementation of the pilot projects) and for the replication of pilot experiences;
  3. Training of personnel involved in pilot projects on ICZM in all aspects of ICZM and for future ICZM projects and preparation of training manual; and
  4. Refinement and testing of methodologies and techniques for participatory research and for eliciting community participation that would facilitate plan implementation.