Centre for Coastal Management

Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR)

Call for Applications to One-Week Professional Courses

  1. Geographic Information Systems (Introductory and Intermediate Courses)
  2. Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  3. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Coastal Areas
  4. Fisheries Management


The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is partnering with the World Bank under the current phase of the Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) Impact III Programme to promote coastal resilience within the West and Central African sub-regions. By the establishment of the Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) at the Centre for Coastal Management, UCC seeks to support the development of technical and scientific capacity of young African professionals to advance integrated solutions in addressing coastal degradation through short- to long-term professional and academic training programmes. The primary focus of the ACECoR is capacity building for the advancement of sustainable use and management of marine and coastal assets in the partner countries. This is expected to be achieved in collaboration with academia, research institutions and industry, through local and international partnerships.

ACECoR Short Courses

Under the Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) programme, the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM) at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana, is organizing short courses to strengthen the capacity of government institutions and professionals who are dealing with myriad challenges in coastal areas of Africa with a focus on West and Central Africa. The short courses have been carefully thought out and structured to equip coastal managers with the fundamentals as well as in-depth knowledge for a more integrated approach in the planning and execution of coastal programmes for sustainable development and management of coastal areas.

Interested candidates are invited to apply for any of the five (5) courses currently being run at the Centre. All applications are to be submitted online at the Centre’s website at least two-weeks before commencement of the course.

Courses and dates for 2020/2021 are as follows:

Course Date
Regular Stream
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – Introductory Course (L1) 16th - 20th Nov, 2020
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – Intermediate Course (L2) 23th - 27th Nov, 2020
Online Stream
Integrated Coastal Zone Management 25th Jan - 5th Feb, 2021
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Coastal Areas 15th -26th Feb, 2021
Fisheries Management 22nd Feb - 5th Mar, 2021

Course fees for regular stream courses

The fee for each short course is as follows:

Local Ghanaian participants

Non-residential (Package 1): GHS 850.00 (Includes tuition and all training materials)

Non-residential (Package 2): GHS 1,175.00 (Includes tuition and all training materials and meals – lunch and snacks)

Residential: GHS 1,775.00 (Includes tuition and all training materials, accommodation and meals – lunch and snacks)

International participants

US $ 1,000.00 (includes airport pick up, accommodation, tuition, training materials, lunch, and snack breaks)

Please note that the fee does not include visa fees, ground transport (except airport pick up), airfare, travel insurance, or food/lodging before or after the training dates. For local Ghanaian participants, travel to and from Cape Coast is the responsibility of the participant.

Payment should be made to the account details below:

Account Name: Centre for Coastal Management

Bank: Zenith Bank Ghana Limited

Branch: University of Cape Coast

Account Number: 0006011407382

Course fees for online stream courses

A subsidised fee of US $ 100.00 is charged for online courses. All applicants will be required to pay this fee online using the online payment sytem.


The Centre will offer limited funding support for personnel from the following government agencies for the 2020 batch of Geographic Information Systems short courses: Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Fisheries Commission, Marine Police and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other relevant state institutions, NGOs and private partners.

Important note: Females and youth from these institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.

Online registration

All applications to participate in the CCM Short Courses must be submitted online at ccm.ucc.edu.gh. You are kindly requested to apply online before the following deadlines:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – Introductory Course (L1): 9th November, 2020

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – Intermediate Course (L2): 9th November, 2020

Integrated Coastal Zone Management: 11th January, 2021

Fisheries Management: 11th January, 2021

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Coastal Areas of Ghana: 11th January, 2021

Apply online: Centre for Coastal Management

For more information, contact us at ccm@ucc.edu.gh or call 0332092654