|About||PCZR & SM Project aims to Conserve the Lagoon and Mangrove resources of Batticaloa District Specifically in Vakarai SAM|
Participatory Coastal Zone Restoration and Sustainable Management in the Eastern Province of Post- Tsunami Sri Lanka- Grant Agreement No: GEF FSP- 5- LK is a project implemented by the Coast Conservation Department with the aim of restoration and sustainable management of Tsunami affected coastal ecosystems in the Eastern Province and promotion of community adaptation to climate change. The project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF)/ International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and it runs over a period of Six Years in the three districts of the Eastern Province. The following outcomes are expected at the end of the Project.
Best practices for effective restoration and sustainable management of key coastal ecosystems with integration of adaptation to climate change vulnerabilities developed and demonstrated.
Effective ecosystem restoration and conservation management are mainstreamed into post-disaster reconstruction planning and implementation by the relevant authorities and donors.
Coastal communities and local stakeholders empowered to manage local natural resources to enhance sustainable livelihoods and adaptation to climate change vulnerabilities.
Learning, Evaluation and adaptive management increased in both tsunami restoration and climate change adaptation activities.
With the above intentions the Project targets to promote Co-management of Mangroves and Coastal lagoon resources to improve local livelihoods, foster sustainable land management and to minimize climate change impacts.
Sustainable Restoration of Coastal Resources