The goal of the coastal community development project (ended September 2005) was to help strengthen the capacity of Save The Balikpapan Bay Foundation (YSTB) and other local NGOs to contribute to management of local coastal resources and at the same time implement actions on-the-ground which support coastal community development and resources management. This project is implemented by CRC in partnership with Save the Balikpapan Bay Foundation. and the Indonesia CRMP project office located in Balikpapan City, East Kalimantan. The project objectives were to:
- Develop the capacity of local NGOs to design and implement successful community-based coastal development and management programs.
- Develop the capacity of coastal communities to actively engage in community-based resource management, formulate community development initiatives, and conduct active dialogue with local government and the private sector that leads to mutual agreements concerning resource use conflicts.
- Develop and strengthen a network of NGOs which actively provides services to coastal communities and which is capable of raising donor funding to support these activities.