Indonesia Marine and Climate Support

Completed Project
Project Countries: Indonesia
Thematic Issues: Climate Change and Natural Resource Management, Economic Growth, Food Security, Marine Tenure and Coastal Resource Management
Project Duration: 2010 to 2014
Approximate Funding: $17,600,000

The Indonesia Marine and Climate Support (IMACS) was a four-year project that improved marine resources management in Indonesia. IMACS worked to strengthen the management capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) and local government, enhance local communities and the private sector engagement through open and transparent governance, while providing technical support for key activities that supported marine resource management and communities’ empowerment.

The project improved coastal communities’ responses to near-term disasters and long-term impact created by climate change. Partnering with the government of Indonesia, the project addressed risks affecting its coastal inhabitants by building the capacity of the MMAF. The project also improved biodiversity resilience for food and economic security and increased the resilience of natural ecosystems and coastal communities to adapt to climate change and reduce risks from disasters.

The program was implemented through a partnership with the Government of Indonesia (GOI) through MMAF, coordination with other USAID marine implementing partners, and other relevant stakeholders in Indonesia both at national and local levels.


  • Enhance Institutional Development of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
  • Improve Sustainable Fisheries Management
  • Strengthen Coastal Community Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation