DLIST is a platform which can be used to learn more about the sustainable use of natural resources and marine and coastal development. Supported by all the information available in the library, links and burning issues sections, as well as its network of partners, DLIST provides an ideal web-based platform for distance learning. Anyone along the coastal areas of the Western Indian Ocean or anywhere in the world can enroll in the accredited courses offered on DLIST to enhance their knowledge.

If you want to know more about your coast and its resources, DLIST-ASCLME enables you to study online and interact with students, scientists and stakeholders from other places in the ASCLME region and elsewhere. Key focus areas for DLIST distance learning are coastal development, coastal populations and livelihoods, coastal and marine resources of the ASCLME, threats, transboundary problems and solutions, and co-management of coastal and marine resources.

All you need is access to a computer with internet to enroll in one of the existing online-courses. If you have poor internet connectivity, you can contact the DLIST course team and course material can be posted to you on CD.

The following courses are currently available:

The Stakeholder Participation Course

This course is aimed at both those conducting stakeholder participation processes, and at stakeholders themselves. It aims to build an awareness of the process and its various dimensions – for project proponents or participation practitioners to better understand how to engage stakeholders, and for stakeholders to learn how they can play a more active role in the processes that govern their future. For more information about this course, please visit the DLIST BCLME site.

Environmental Engineering – Sustainable Development in Coastal Areas

This course introduces core environmental concepts with modules covering topics such as coastal areas ecology, environmental management and governance tools, water, energy, air quality, waste, conservation, tourism, and information literacy. In a very broad sense course content recognises that we have “engineered” the problems facing society and nature today, and it is up to us to address them so all humans can lead a healthy and fulfilling life on our Planet - using state of the art knowledge, appropriate technology and wiser judgment. For more information about this course, please click here.