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Sustainable financing of coastal management activities in Eastern Africa: final report
Secretariat for Eastern African Coastal Area Management, SEACAM (2001). Sustainable financing of coastal management activities in Eastern Africa: final report. [S.n.]: Oxford Centre for Innovation, Mill Street, Oxford OX2 OJX, United Kingdom. 43 pp.

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    coastal management, sustainable financing

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  • Secretariat for Eastern African Coastal Area Management, SEACAM

    SEACAM and national agencies in eastern Africa (Engdahl & Voabil, 2001) have identified that the failure of coastal management initiatives when external financing from donors is withdrawn is a critical problem in the region. Many agencies recognise the need to incorporate ‘sustainable financing’ objectives into programmes in order to help solve this problem (Inamdar et al, 1999). SEACAM commissioned this piece of work to: Review existing approaches to sustainable financing in eastern Africa; Identify whether these approaches have potential for uptake and wider application within the eastern African region. This assessment will form the basis for developing guidelines to assist project managers to incorporate realistic sustainable financing approaches into their coastal development projects. The primary audience for this assessment is managers of government, NGO and private sector initiatives whose objective is the sustainable development of coastal areas and resources. We also hope to provide guidance to donor and government decision-makers in the region. Our regional focus is defined by SEACAM’s membership of ten Eastern African and Island states (see Figure 1). Our search for case studies has therefore focused on this region. Where appropriate, this has been complemented by relevant case studies from non-OECD countries in other regions, particularly the Caribbean and Pacific. However, we have not conducted a comprehensive search for case studies in these other regions. The report is based on meetings with coastal decision-makers and managers in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania and telephone discussions with further key informants, complemented by a desk-based review using internet resources and email communications to contact as many coastal managers and key informants in the region as possible.

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