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Urban Natural Assets for Africa: Coasts for Life (UNA Coasts)

This cutting-edge project is designed to support the daily challenges that local governments in Africa experience around protecting and revitalising their urban natural assets, in particular, in their coastal zones.

This project is funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), through SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

UNA Coasts aims to:

  1. Improve knowledge and understanding of the key challenges and opportunities that urban coastal zones experience
  2. Examine the potential for natural assets to offset these challenges to maximise the opportunities
  3. Design a tailor-made coastal natural asset management plan through co-production and transdisciplinary engagement with the two project cities and key local stakeholders
  4. Mobilise project activities through alignment with international policies and processes (such as the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals)
  5. Identify entry points to enhance sustainable livelihoods at the local level

*using the same methodology and steps as UNA Rivers

 The UNA Coasts project is running in two cities in Mozambique: 

  • Ncala
  • Quelimane

More information about the UNA Coasts project is available here.

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