Project Title:

Integrated Coastal Zone Management: The Approach for Development and Growth

Project Duration:

2015 - 2016

Project Objectives:

This project will develop an Integrated Coastal Zone Management through supporting processes of change in key organizations working with planning and management. Over the implementation period, the project ensured the creation of a comprehensive database which define stakeholders, governance and management systems in Aqaba. Capacity building program for a wide range of stakeholders, especially media personnel’s were achieved, and the first guidelines for ICZM was created at the national level.

This project is implemented with three major themes, where mapping and visualizing of the current legislations, management strategies, governance system, integrated sustainable coastal planning, gender balance, and stakeholder’s rights was the first stage. This has followed by enhancing institutional capacities and developing partnerships for a better management of coastal areas, in order to improve livelihoods status at Aqaba. The third theme included the development of a holistic multidisciplinary guidelines for the management and governance of Aqaba’s coastline areas.

Partner Organizations:

USAID- Jordan Civil Society Program/ FHI360 program

Outstanding Achievements:
  • The first national ICZM guidelines was published and distributed. This guidelines were in accordance with the Government of Jordan commitment toward climate change and biodiversity conservation.
  • Media role in supporting environment at the national level was identified, documented, and published. This initiative was followed by several organizations, and media was the topic of 2016.
  • A computerized database for ICZM stakeholders in Aqaba was achieved, and a comprehensive survey of existing strategies and stakeholder’s rights was developed.