The Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems (SUCCESS) program, a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded initiative that spanned the globe, concluded a decade of activities with a capstone event in Washington, D.C., on June 18. CRC was the lead implementer for both the initial five-year program launched in 2004 and the five-year extension that began in 2009. A video highlighting the scope of the program and the lessons learned opened the capstone event.
SUCCESS, a Leader with Associates Award and its Cooperative Agreements, addressed USAID’s goals for climate change adaptation, capacity development, biodiversity conservation, gender equity, sustainable fisheries, aquaculture and livelihoods in Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. The capstone event also featured presentations from in-country leaders of CRC-managed projects in Ghana, The Gambia, Senegal and the Western Indian Ocean as well as group discussions of the ongoing challenges in the regions and thematic areas that SUCCESS addressed.