Expert-training Center for National ICM

Pyongyang, August 1 (KCNA) — The Training Center of Experts of National Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is conducting colorful activities.

The center started its operation in July 2004 according to the working plan of the “Nampho national demonstration object of the DPRK for integrated coastal management” under the Regional Program on “Building Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia” (PEMSEA) set forth by the Globe Environment Faculty, United Nations Development Program and International Maritime Organization.

Its purpose is to increase the capability for successfully implementing Nampho ICM.
The center organizes two-week-long training course two times a year, each being participated in by some 20 trainees.

In order to train ICM doctors and bachelors, it has ICM subject included in the education program of the doctoral institute and university in cooperation with the Global Environmental Science Faculty of Kim Il Sung University and is making preparations to include ICM in the subject “Environment Protection”, one of the higher education programs.

It is also preparing materials introducing ICM for mass media and field information activities.

In particular, its research group has already written directions on marine environment and red tide observation, treatises and reports to be used in training, education and implementation of the Nampho ICM plan.

The center has fully laid scientific and technical foundations for ICM trainees to carry into practice the sustainable development strategy for the seas of the DPRK and East Asia with the help of PEMSEA.

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