Indonesia Coastal Resources Management Project (Proyek Pesisir)

Balipapan Bay, East Kalimantan, Indonesia 1998
Balipapan Bay, East Kalimantan, Indonesia in 1998. Credit: Photo©1998 Tantyo Bangun

Proyek Pesisir (Indonesian Coastal Resources Management Project) (ended September 2003) is part of the Natural Resources Management program, a partnership of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Indonesia. Its objective is “Decentralized and strengthened coastal resources planning and management.” Proyek Pesisir worked closely with resource users, communities, industry, non-governmental organizations, academic group, and all levels of government. It operated at both the local level — in various field sites in North Sulawesi, Lampung, East Kalimantan and Papua Provinces — and nationally to address Indonesia’s vast need for improved coastal resources management. Proyek Pesisir played a leadership role in the development of good practices and coastal management models at the community and provincial scale and in development of national policy.