Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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Coastal region and small island papers 2

III. Seminar report

The UNESCO Seminar on the ‘Study, Management and Preservation of the Coastal Areas of Haiti’, was held 10-14 December 1996 at the El Rancho Hotel in Petionville. It was hosted and sponsored by UNESCO, with much of the local organization carried out by the UNESCO Port-au-Prince Office (actually located in Petionville). The seminar and working sessions concentrated on the following five main subject areas: (i) institutional requirements for resource monitoring and management, (ii) implementation of study and management activities in the pilot area, (iii) management of the freshwater resources of the Port-au-Prince area, (iv) study of the wider Port-au-Prince area (Gulf of La Gonāve), and (v) involvement of Haiti in regional cooperative programmes to assess beach erosion and to monitor coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves. The Chairperson was Dr. Ariel Azael, the Vice-Chair Mr. Jean Wiener, and the Rapporteurs were Messrs. Chris Ninnes and Jean Wiener.

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