South Asia Convention on Coastal Management

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) jointly with Pondicherry Citizen’s Action Network (PondyCAN), a Pondicherry based nonprofit organized the South Asia Convention on Coastal Management at Pondicherry between January 19 -21, 2014. The convention involved government representatives, researchers and NGOs from across South Asia — India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka —to discuss coastal management issues in their respective countries thereby creating a platform for approaching coastal management issues in the South Asian region in an integrated manner.

The convention started with a site visit, followed by two day engaging session discussions on the state of coastal regulations, developments, coastal habitats protection and climate change. The convention identified the need for the South Asian countries to share experiences and approaches and learn from each other. The need to strengthen regulatory systems, build capacity and do more research to manage coastal challenges in all countries of South Asia was acknowledged.

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South Asian Convention on Coastal Management
Participants list
Profile of the Panelists
Presentations Day 1

By: Chandra Bhushan

Defining and Demarcating Coastal zones in Sri Lanka Procedure, Challenges and What needs to be done?

By: Anil Premaratne

Understanding Coastal Challenges in SAARC Region

By: Ibrahim Naeem

Surveying and Mapping coastal zones and local level coastal zone management plans

By: S.S Ramakrishnan

Coastal Regulation in South Asia

By: Sugandh Juneja

Regulating Coastal Zones Pakistan

By: Naseer Khan Kashani


By: Md Ekram Ullah's

Regulating coastal zones

By: Riffath Naeem

Some Environmental Impacts of Thermal Power Plants (coal)

By: Debi Goenka

Tourism in Maldives - Impact of Coast and challenges

By: Aminath Nuzla Hameed

South Asian Convention on Coastal Management

By: Md.Ali Shahin

Presentations Day 2
Way Ahead for South Asia Together

By: DrAnil Premaratne

Climate Change Session
Addressing Climate Change Vulnerabilities in the Coastal Zones of Bangladesh

By: Abi Abdullah

Climate Change Vulnerability & Disaster Management

By: Mr.Hisan Hassan

Coastal Management and Climate Change

By: Dr. K.V. Thomas

Bhola Island, Bangladesh

By: Mizanur Rahman

Habitat Session
MSSRF’s experience 1992 to 2013

By: P.Gnanamoorthy

Coastal and Marine Resources Management and Poverty Reduction in Pakistan

By: Muhammad Tahir Qureshi

Coral Reefs Management in Sri Lanka

By: Thalatha S. Ranasinghe

Sundarbans – an overview

By: AJM Zobaidur Rahman Soeb

Sri Lanka
Media Clippings
TOI:Jan 23, 2014, 02.49

CSE organizes convention on coastal management of South Asian countries

Nalaka Gunawardene: January 23, 2014

South Asian Coasts Reeling Under Pressure

The Hindu: Puducherry, Jan. 21, 2014

Coastal management should enhance livelihood options: experts

Netindia123: Puducherry, Jan. 20, 2014

Meet to discuss threat to coastal areas

Dinakaran: Jan. 22, 2014
Allvoices: Jan 21, 2014

South Asia convention on Coastal Management in Puducherry

Millennium Post: January 10, 2014

Growing at the cost of coast