On 21 November, the results of the first stage of the two pilot activities, namely, the development of a National Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Strategy for Algeria and of a Coastal Plan for Reghaïa, have been presented at a meeting held in the premises of the Algerian Ministry of Land-Use Planning, Environment, and Town (MATEV). The meeting was organised by MATEV with the support of PAP/RAC and UNESCO-HIP in the framework of the MedPartnership.
For the past ten years, Algeria has been working on the protection of its coast by applying ICZM with the support of PAP/RAC. Therefore, the stakeholders attending the meeting were familiar with the ICZM concept thus formulating particularly useful and relevant remarks regarding issues and problems raised in the reports on both activities. Participants also emphasized the need to work on awareness raising.