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International Learning Pathways for Coastal Professionals: A Japan-UK Example

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This article reports on the Learning Exchange Programme (LEP) model of capacity building for Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) professionals. The LEP model of capacity building involves international group-based exchange visits during which a structured program of experiential learning events is undertaken to meet specific capacity gaps. An application of the LEP model in Japan and the United Kingdom is presented and evaluated, which shows that while refinements could be identified, a group-based, tailored exchange model focused on filling specific capacity gaps is an effective model of capacity building for ICM.

Keywords: Integrated Coastal Management; International Learning Exchange Programme; Japan; UK; capacity building

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University, Poole, Dorset, UK 2: Tokyo University for Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan 3: The Government Office for the South East, Guildford, UK 4: Global Environment Information Centre, Tokyo, Japan 5: Bournemouth Borough Council, Bournemouth, UK 6: GEF/UNDP/UNOPS PEMSEA, Quezon City, Philippines 7: Purbeck District Council, Wareham, UK 8: National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Japan 9: Mott MacDonald, London, UK 10: University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

Publication date: March 1, 2009

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