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Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems (SUCCESS): A Component of the Global Integrated Management of Coastal and Freshwater Systems (IMCAFS) Program

USAID | Coastal Resources Center | University of Rhode Island | EcoCostas | Universidad Centroamerica (Central American University) | Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association | Conservation International | The Nature Conservancy | World Wildlife Fund (WWF) | The Sea Grant Network
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On September 30, 2004, the University of Rhode Island (URI) was awarded a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Leader with Associates (LWA) Cooperative Agreement in Coastal Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture for a five-year program with core annual funding of $750,000. This is the Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems (SUCCESS) Program.

The Program’s overarching goal is to help the people of a place improve both their quality of life (health, income, education) and their physical environment through good governance. The Program has four major components:

  1. Achieving Tangible On-the-Ground Results
  2. Increasing Capacity through Training Linked to On-the-Ground Activities
  3. Establishing Regional Learning Networks Supported by Effective Knowledge Management
  4. Applying Science to Management and Good Governance