Experience Note: Coastal Management: Using Community Based Projects to Test Locally Appropriate Technologies
2007: The regional project for the Implementation of the Strategic Action Program (SAP) for the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden aims to improve the coastal and marine environments of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. The SAP project was executed by the Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and involved the countries of Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. The project was jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and the World Bank. This note highlights how testing of locally appropriate technologies has proved to be cost effective and self- sustainable through the implementation of Community Participation Projects (CPPs) in various communities within the region. Targeted populations included fishermen, women and youth in close coordination with Government and Nongovernmental support.
27 Nov 2014