Title LitusGo: TRAINING MEDITERRANEAN LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND CIVIL ORGANIZATIONS ON INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT AND REACTION TO THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGES
Project Number LLP-502132-LLP-1-2009-1-CY-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Gap Analysis Report
Title Gap Analysis Report
Statistical analysis of the specific LitusGo questionnaires
addressed to the stakeholders in Pafos-Cyprus, Paros-Greece and Malta.
The LitusGo project aims in raising skill levels and human resource capacity of Local Authorities, practitioners (eg engineers, architects) and NGOs in the Mediterranean, on the issues of integrated coastal zone management and climate change, in line to LLP priority “to reinforce sustainable development, including issues relating to energy and climate change, through actions in all sectors of education and training”. The project aims in providing a strong capacity-building to the key actors of the Mediterranean coastal areas.
Within this framework, a very important “baseline study” as included in work package 2, is a Gap analysis research to assess the training and capacity building needs of Mediterranean coastal stakeholders.
This LitusGo Gap Analysis was based on a survey for assessing the perceptions, and the training needs of the stakeholders. The survey took place in the three countries during March- April 2010.
A dedicated questionnaire has been developed by LitusGo group of experts for carrying out the survey. The questionnaire was initially developed in English and then translated into local languages, i.e Greek and Maltese. The English version of the questionnaire is included as an annex to this report. The questionnaire has been uploaded on LitusGo portal and it is free to use by non-project entities.
LitusGo is addressed to the capacity building of coastal stakeholders, which are the target group of the project. So, it is a major issue to identify stakeholders and this was the first task/ work accomplished by LitusGo working group. Stakeholders for each partner coastal area have been identified through a participatory process with the participation of local authorities and the staleholders themselves.
The statistical analyses of the specific questionnaires for each country have been prepared by the LitusGo group of experts on September 2010. The group of experts consisted of:
1. For Cyprus: ISOTECH Ltd, Beneficiary/Coordinator of LitusGo in cooperation with AKTI Project and Research Centre (Partner 3 of LitusGo).
o Xenia I. Loizidou, coastal engineering, LitusGo Manager
o Michael I. Loizides (PhD), chemical/ environmental engineer
o Constantinos N. Georgiades, Ichthyologist, (MSc in ICZM)
o Filio Ioulianou, Biologist
2. For Greece,: ELLINIKI ETAIRIA, Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Aegean Programme (Partner 4 of LitusGo).
o Leonidas Oikonomakis, International and European Studies
o with the support of the members of Paros Local Committee of Elliniki Etairia
3. For Malta: the team of Kirkop Community Council, (Partner 6 of LitusGo).
o Ranier Busuttil B.Com (Hons) Economics, M.A Economics
o Mario Salerno, Kirkop mayor and an agri business lecturer
o Antonia Desira Demicoli, assistant principal of the kirkop local council
The stakeholders that participated in Gap Analysis survey, are the LitusGo stakeholders.
Area of application The analysis and evaluation of the survey results provide a systematic mapping on stakeholder perceptions and attitudes towards these issues and to identify the training needs of local stakeholders in Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Climate Changes.
Product Languages English