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CBO DEVELOPMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP under ICZMP Gujarat
The ICZM Project in Gujarat is constantly planning & implementing capacity building and communication activities for our beneficiaries- the communities living on Gujarat's coast. In a special initiative to strengthen the village CBOs & create impact sustainability, the SPMU in collaboration with UNNATI- Organization for Development Education, Ahmedabad, condcted a two day-workshop for our field executives in Gandhinagar from Feb 26th- 27th.
The CBO development and strengthening workshop is organized with the special intent to train community mobilizers to facilitate CBO strengthening workshops through SATCOM (Satellite Communication).
UNNATI- our partner in this venture- has prepared the training modules for the learning benefit of CBOs include environmental awareness, capacity building of CBOs, leadership development, accounting and much more to ensure sustainability of the project impact. These modules shall be beamed via SATCOM to the beneficiaries from specific locations in their communities.
The training was inaugurated by Shri A.K. Saxena,IFS, Member Secretary, Gujarat Ecology Commission, Project Director, ICZMP-Gujarat; Shri Tikadhar, CCF, Jamnagar and Shri A.C. Sampat, Director,Gujarat Ecology, Addl. Project Director. Images


ICZM Yatra concludes its journey
The ICZM yatra, which began on December 18, 2014 has been concluded at Guneri village of Lakhpat block in Kachchh district. During the last 52 days the yatra travelled around 3500 km covering the 160 ICZMP villages along the Gulf of Kachchh. On February 7, 2015 the yatra covered Sayaro and Kaner villages of Lakhpat taluka in the morning hours. The concluding ceremony of the yatra was held at Guneri village. Forest officials, Sarpanch, members of CBO and SHGs were present in the yatra. Overall the concluding yatra was attended by over 400 people including the children. The presence of the Sarpanch and forest officials added value to the gathering. The community members attentively watched the documentaries shown on TV and went back with the pamphlets about achievements of the ICZMP. On the whole, the ICZM yatra has reached more than 63,000 people of the coastal villages with various messages on ICZM. Do follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on the ICZM Yatra! Images


The ICZM Yatra: A Journey of the ICZMP!
SPMU GEC is organizing an ICZM yatra or journey to the 160 project villages along the Gulf of Kachchh in a span of two months. The yatra in the form of a tableau is expected to raise awareness about the scope of integrated concept of coastal zone management and share achievements of the ICZM project.
The ICZM Yatra was flagged off today December 18th 2014 by the Hon’ble Minister of Forests and Environment, Govt. of Gujarat Shri Mangubhai Patel The major objectives of the yatra are as follows:
• To raise the awareness about the scope of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, by involving multiple stakeholders of the project.
• To spread awareness and build capacity of community in coastal zone management approach.
• For branding the ICZM project within project areas and showcase involvement of community and other partners.
• To encourage community and people of all ages towards concerns of coastal zone management and would encourage community to be a part of the ICZM process.
The tableau along with the mobilisation team, members of CBOs/EDCs/SHGs and local leaders would make a stopover at all the project villages and would engage the communities and children with discussion, audio-video shows, bhavai etc.
It is expected that the yatra would be inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Forests & Environment, Government of Gujarat Shri Mangubhai Patel on December 18, 2014 from Dwarka.
The yatra would provide an insight to the project’s achievements through various displays, printed materials and audio-visual medium. It will help to attract people of all ages towards concerns of coastal zone management and would encourage community to be a continuous part of the process. Images


Cumulative progress report of ICZMP Gujarat
ICZM project has completed four years in Gujarat. The project has been able to reach its stakeholders through interventions. Gujarat Ecology Commission as the SPMU of the project is moving towards institutionalising integrated coastal zone management approach in Gujarat. This progress report has information about all its unique activities, which brings together various stakeholders like coastal communities of Gulf of Kachchh, various government departments, NGOs, industries, academic and research institutes. Progress Report


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QUIZ - Know Our Coast

Which of these is a benefit derived out of a dense mangrove cover along the coast?
Protection for natural calamities such as hurricanes, cyclones, etc.
Prevention of salinity intrusion
Habitat for increase in marine biodiversity
All of the above