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Green Coast workshop in Thailand

08-Feb-2006

Program managers, assessment and small grants officers, policy and communications officers will try to bring the Green Coast project one big step further towards its main objective: to restore coasta...

Program managers, assessment and small grants officers, policy and communications officers will try to bring the Green Coast project one big step further towards its main objective: to restore coastal ecosystems and provide natural shelter and other benefits and services to people that live in vulnerable coastal regions.

All participating organisations - Wetlands International, WWF, IUCN and Both Ends – will send representatives from
Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands.

For the first time during this project they will all meet to exchange information, experiences and lessons learned. Objectives are to strengthen the common understanding of the Green Coast project. Furthermore, the partners can give and get further guidance and support, and streamline mutual working plans.

Special sessions will be organized on assessments, policy, communications, the small grants facility and on empowerment of specific target groups, e.g. women. On the last day of the workshop, Saturday 18 February, the Green Coast partners will wrap up the results and formulate conclusions and recommendations.

Possibly the partner organisations will underline the importance of green reconstruction after the tsunami, during an international press conference Saturday afternoon. The key objective of the Green Coast policy is to influence and convince governments, donor organisations and NGOs of this urgency.

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