27/06/2011 Regional Training on Assessment and Management of Coastal Hazards

Within the regional strategy and program for adaptations to the Climate Change (CC) impacts, this has been initiated by PERSGA in 2008. PERSGA held a three days regional training workshop on "Assessment and Management of Coastal Hazards ".
PERSGA strategy focuses on capacity building, conduct vulnerability assessments, public awareness, strengthening the climate change observation system, and support implementing on-the-ground activities of ecosystem-based adaptations. Several training workshops have been organized within the framework of implementing the capacity building component of PERSGA strategy focusing on various themes such as coastal vulnerability assessment, regional climate variability and adaptation projects preparation and funding mobilization.
The workshop has been attended by 18 participants from PERSGA member countries, they all have been trained on the conceptual approaches and methodologies for coastal flooding risk assessment, due to climate change induced sea level rise, torrential rains and flash floods, storm wave surges etc. The workshop also provided a platform for discussing mechanisms for data and information exchange in the region, and establishing regional systems for risk mapping and early warning for both slow-onset hazards such as inundation and shoreline retreats from sea-level rise; and rapid-onset hazards such as storms, torrential rains and flash floods.

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden