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Nuffic-Niche IDN-265 Integrated Coastal Zone Management

31 July 2020

The Dutch-funded Nuffic/Niche/IDN-265 project focuses on curriculum improvement of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) curricula of respectively the Institute Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS).

Indonesia needs sufficient and capable professional human resources to address the challenges of sustainable water management. ITS and ITB, both state universities in Indonesia with the highest accreditation, are given the national mandate to educate academicians and professionals specifically needed for implementing the national policy on ICZM. With this mandate ITS and ITB share responsibility for ensuring sustainable development of Indonesia’s coastline, including lowlands and deltas, which are seriously under threat. This requires expertise in coastal zone and delta planning that combines economic development with the protection of ecosystem functions within a proper legal and institutional framework, including the effective participation of stakeholders.

At present both universities offer study programmes in coastal engineering, though with a different orientation (ITS: offshore / ocean engineering, ITB: river basin / lowland and delta engineering). Both programmes do overlap in coastal zone management, but do not yet include the concept of ICZM. There is an urgent need for a new generation of students and professionals with the knowledge and capacity to truly integrate various disciplines in a participatory approach to support coastal zone research, planning and management.

Both universities are supported in this process by a consortium with Delft University of Technology as the main contractor and IHE-Unesco, Deltares and Hogeschool Zeeland as consortium partners.

The Nuffic/Niche/IDN-265 project consists of review of the present curricula in place, revision of content where needed, inclusion of training assignment, ‘Indonesification’ of cases being applied, introduction of new didactical approaches, refresh training of lecturers, renovation of the laboratories in place and installation of an ICT infrastructure.

The project started with an inception phase with the aim to secure optimal support from all involved stakeholders. For this purpose a Future Search Conference was organized. Information about this project specific Future search conference can be found on:

Outputs of the mid term evaluation held in February 2018 are posted on the Sprockler platform URL:

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