EThekwini Municipality invites citizens to serve on the City’s Coastal Working Group

Submitted by: Bukelwa Nzimande, Thursday, November 5, 2015

<p>EThekwini Municipality calls for applications from individuals, communities, research organisations, non-profit organisations and ratepayer bodies interested in serving as members of eThekwini Municipality Coastal Working Group. (Image Source: Amanda Botes)</p>

EThekwini Municipality calls for applications from individuals, communities, research organisations, non-profit organisations and ratepayer bodies interested in serving as members of eThekwini Municipality Coastal Working Group. (Image Source: Amanda Botes)

EThekwini Municipality has released a call for applications from individuals, communities, research organisations, non-profit organisations and ratepayer bodies that are interested in serving as members of the City’s soon to be established Coastal Working Group, in accordance with the National Integrated Coastal Management Act.

Objectives of the Working Group

The overall objectives of the eThekwini Coastal Working Group are to: Promote integrated coastal management within eThekwini Municipality; co-ordinate the effective implementation of the Integrated Coastal Management Act and municipal coastal management programme; promote the integration of coastal management by providing a forum for and promoting dialogue, co-operation and co-ordination between key organs of the state and other persons; and to promote the integration of coastal management concerns and objectives into the municipal plans, programmes and policies that affect the coastal environment.

Skills, expertise and experience

The City seeks applications from persons or groups who possess skills, expertise and experience in any of the following areas: Coastal Management, Coastal Planning, Rural and agricultural development; Infrastructure development planning and maintenance; Urban development and Land Use Planning; Coastal Engineering; Environment and Sustainable Development; Tourism and Recreational Development; Economic Development and Tourism; Culture and heritage; Coastal Water quality;  Estuarine ecology and management;, Climate change in the coastal zone; Disaster management and preparedness; Coastal legislation and policy development; Coastal protected area management; Education and awareness, and, Sustainable coastal livelihoods.

Application Submissions

Applications for membership should be accompanied by a detailed CV and copy of ID and must be sent via email to Dr A. A. Mather, Project Executive: Coastal Policy on or before the 30th of November 2015.

Email: andrew.mather@durban.gov.za

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Bukelwa Nzimande