Costal Governance in Sudan.

The ICZM Project represents a flagship initiative that was designed in order to address the root causes of both poverty and ecological degradation and, accordingly, to link the conservation of Sudan’s marine and coastal environment with improving the quality of life for Red Sea State communities.

The first phase of the project was implemented in partnership with Cousteau Society

ICZM further supports the fulfillment of Sudan’s general obligations under the multilateral environmental agreements to which the country is party, including the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the World Summit on Sustainable Development Plan of Implementation (WSSD), as well as International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Conventions, RAMSAR, United Nations Convention on Climate Change, among others. It also provides a framework for achieving food security, sustainable livelihoods, poverty alleviation, improvement of sanitation conditions and reduction of vulnerability to natural hazards, whilst preserving ecological integrity and associated long-term human and environmental health.

Addressing all these while establishing the new governance structures set out in the peace protocols will require immense political will, sustained resources, and collective engagement among all stakeholders: not only by the authorities but also civil society, the international community and the private sector.