Human Capacity Building
The scope and complexity of ICZM programmes are directly dependent on the available capacity in terms of human resources. Human Capacity Building addresses the preparation of the required coastal actors to carry out ICZM. It should focus on building an individual’s Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (K/S/A), while at the same time expanding and strengthening the network of individuals by building teams or cadres of ICZM experts across the European region and, potentially, institutions which will significantly improve the practice of coastal management.
According to the results of the ICZM Education and Training in Europe , there is already an enormous quantity and diversity of on-going efforts. Nevertheless, fragmentation of the training and educational effort, disconnection between training efforts and management priorities, and the lack of synergy between Capacity Building initiatives are cited as major concerns and main priorities in many reports (See also Key priority ICZM capacity building related issues in Europe.)