LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems

Distance Learning and Information Sharing Tool for the Benguela Coastal Areas (DLIST-Benguela)

An activity of IW:LEARN, DLIST is a tool for distance learning and information sharing to enhance Integrated Coastal Management and integrated development planning through collaboration and on-the-ground actions in Namibia and South Africa. Such activities are necessary for planners and managers to plan and implement effective Integrated Coastal Zone Management and development planning. DLIST-Benguela has been online since 2000. It started as a pilot project to test the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in integrated development planning in the coastal areas of the Northern Cape, South Africa, and the transfrontier region with Namibia by helping to bridge the information gap. Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the World Bank, the pilot phase was implemented by EcoAfrica and received support from IW:Learn. When the pilot phase ended, the BCLME Programme provided bridging funds. The second phase of DLIST started in 2005, with funding from the GEF through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by International Knowledge Management (IKM), a small NGO. A three-year project is underway to improve the portal and associated functions of information sharing and distance learning, as well as expanding the portal into Angola. If you want to learn more about this project, contact the DLIST Team. DLIST will soon be replicated in other Large Marine Ecosystems, such as the Agulhas and Somali Currents Large Marine Ecosystem on the other side of the continent.

Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the World Bank, the pilot phase was implemented by EcoAfrica and received support from IW:Learn. When the pilot phase ended, the BCLME Programme provided bridging funds. The second phase of DLIST started in 2005, with funding from the GEF through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by International Knowledge Management (IKM), a small NGO. A three-year project is underway to improve the portal and associated functions of information sharing and distance learning, as well as expanding the portal into Angola. If you want to learn more about this project, contact the DLIST Team.

Portfolio Learning/Policy

http://www.dlist-benguela.org

Benguela Current (LME)

General information
GEF ID 2571
Project type Medium-Sized Project
Project Status Project Completion
Start Date 10 Mar 2005
End Date 01 Oct 2008
Project documents
Experience Note
Other
Terminal Evaluation
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 0.77M US$
Total Cost of the project: 1.57M US$
Partners
Angola, Namibia, South Africa

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

EcoAfrica
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Project contacts
Mr. Nik Sekhran (MR Regional Coordinator for UNDP/GEF)
Romie Nghiulikwa (Project Coordinator)
Rean van der Merwe (Project IT Expert)
Francois Odendaal (Project Chief Technical Advisor)
Dr. Agostino Duarte