Mediterranean Forum For Applied Ecosystem-Based Management

The actual mainstreaming of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is still limited mainly because the practical application of EBM is a challenging task for ICZM actors. The MED4EBM project will tackle this issue by assisting ICZM actors in four coastal areas of Jordan, Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia to jointly develop and apply a common methodology to make ecosystem-based ICZM much easier to design and implement by applying innovative techniques and methods. A software tool will help institutional actors to better handle the complex multi-stakeholders analytical processes that characterize EBM applications and assess the relationships between ecosystem components, functions and services, as well as the associated human activities. Moreover, the project will provide government officials and managers with the necessary tools, skills and competences to develop and implement ecosystem approaches to the management of activities in the marine and coastal environments.

Impact sector: Sustainable management of natural resources, Managing natural and man-made threats, risk management

Outcome target group: Actors and stakeholders concerned with the management of the pilot coastal and marine areas (public authorities and institutions, scientific institutions, associations) Local populations

Implemented best practices (BPiMED): Create Cultural Cohesiveness, Hold Regular Meetings

Rating: 3.7

Budget: $3,310,238.00
Funded: $2,979,214.00
Project coordinator:
Organization: United Nations Development Programme, Jordan Country Office ( UNDP )
Address: P.O.Box 941631 Amman 11194 Jordan
Contact Name: Khulood Tubaishat
Phone: 962799899912
KPI Value 
Commercialization Potential: 3.8
Intellectual Property rights protection and utilization: 3.5
Entrepreneurial and cultural activities: 3.75
Magnitude of Cooperation: 3.67
Technological Advancement: 3.8
Metric Value   Reference
M1 How many industries were involved at the ideation stage of the project? 92 (135)
M2 How many business ideas were developed from the project outcomes? 258 (200)
M3 How many SMEs (foreign) invested in the project? (in Euros) 6458399 (5000000)
M4 How many intellectual property rights does the project have in relation to WEF? 120 (100)
M5 How many commercialization or market studies were conducted as part of the project requirements? 10 (10)
M6 How many patents were filed in relation to WEF? 22 (25)
M7 How many new intellectual property brokering services were delivered? 64 (100)
M8 How many entrepreneurial ideas were identified in the scouting stage and supported in relation to WEF? 290 (200)
M9 How many industries and SME researchers were trained to initiate or create enterprises? 96 (135)
M10 How many business development organizations were receiving support for coaching and acceleration programs on WEF? 12 (10)
M11 How many PPP ventures or agreements resulted from the project activities? 31 (30)
M12 How many enterprises were cooperating with research institutions? 13 (13)
M13 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperating with Research Institutions on WEF? 21 (40)
M14 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperation in education, R&D and innovation on WEF? 59 (50)
M15 How many enterprises were involved per project with varied expertise in WEF? 143 (120)
M16 How many public or private stakeholders were engaged in joint pilots or training events? 402 (300)
M17 How many public institutions were cooperating towards strengthened multi-level governance for delivering integrated resource planning and measures? 17 (25)
M18 How many Prototypes were developed or planned in relation to resource efficiency or demand management in WEF? 22 (30)
M19 How many technology transfer support activities or initiatives were there? 100 (100)
M20 How many pilots or application of new technology in living labs were there? 10 (9)
M21 How many SMEs with technology innovation were introduced into the organization? 60 (50)
M22 How many replicable technologies for resource efficient use and use of non-conventional resources were developed? 11 (9)