International learning pathways for coastal professionals: a Japan-UK example

Stephen Fletcher*, Midori Kawabe, Sonja Rewhorn, Chun Knee Tan, Andrew Emery, Kazumi Wakita, Mark Sturgess, Keita Furukawa, Zoë Castle, Felicity E. C. Flanagan Dufton

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This article reports on the Learning Exchange Programme (LEP) model of capacity building for IntegratedCoastal Management (ICM) professionals. The LEP model of capacity building involves international group-based exchange visits during which a structured program of experiential learning events is undertaken to meet specific capacity gaps. An application of the LEP model in Japan and the United Kingdom is presented and evaluated, which shows that while refinements could be identified, a group-based, tailored exchange model focused on filling specific capacity gaps is an effective model of capacity building for ICM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-169
Number of pages16
JournalCoastal Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Capacity building
  • Integrated coastal management
  • International learning exchange programme
  • Japan
  • UK


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