The Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (NACOMA) Project was officially launched in March 2006. NACOMA was funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and co-funded by the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN), implemented by the GRN and the World Bank on behalf of GEF.
NACOMA is part of the GRN’s strategy to promote sustainable economic development in the coastal zone and address its local, regional, national and global environmental responsibilities. Designed to run parallel with Namibia's decentralization process. NACOMA is tasked to pave way for an Integrated Coastal Zone Management sytem for the Namibian Coast.
NACOMA’s mission is to conserve, use sustainably and mainstream the biodiversity in coastal and marine ecosystems of the Namibian Coast for future generations.
Our objective is to promote conservation of the coast; its natural resources and its biodiversity in harmony with sustainable development through the implementation of an Integrated Coastal Zone Management System for Namibia’s coast.
NACOMA will support the Namibian Government through Regional Councils, Local Authorities and Line Ministries by putting in place a coastal zone management system for sustainable development of the coast, while working to conserve the unique environment and biodiversity of Namibia's coast. Our hope is to address the root causes of biodiversity loss and coastal degradation and to sustain the environmental and economic potential of the coast. This will be made possible by mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of the environment into coastal policy and legislative framework, by contributing to institutional and technical capacity, and by supporting targeted investment in biodiversity conservation in critical coastal ecosystems.
The end result of NACOMA will be the development of an effective and efficient Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) system for Namibia.
The NACOMA Project was launched in 2006 as part of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, acting on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Namibia. The Government of the Republic of Namibia, alongside the Global Environmental Facility...
NACOMA has a very diverse stakeholder base inclusive of Line Ministries (LMs), Regional Councils (RCs), Local Authorities (LAs), civil society, sectoral stakeholders (e.g. aquaculture, tourism, mining, etc.) and support organisations (i.e. academi...
NACOMA has a vibrant and dedicated team made up of experienced experts as well as young graduates.
The specific products (outputs) for Component 3 include: Revised/developed Management plans for identified terrestrial and marine hotspots; Conservation and s...
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