United Nations
Assisting Improvement of Locally Managed Coastal Fisheries in the Marshall Islands
by UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme/RMI (United Nations entity)
Life sustaining practices have been practiced by Marshallese traditions over centuries. It is a national target for each atoll and island to have their own locally managed policies for coastal protection/conservation. This is essential given numerous challenges faced by local communities because of climate change effects and loss of biodiversity through the Reimaanlak Process. These ongoing trends have strengthened the relationships and commitments within the RMI government and local communities in establishing these plans and policies to ensure sustainable use of resources and food security, in addition to conserving the beautiful biodiversity of the RMI.

Progress reports
April 2019
Support Partnerships for demonstrating adaptation
February 2018
Increase capacity to understand climate change, impacts, and opportunities for adaptation.
June 2020
Monitor Climate Impacts and effectiveness of adaptation
September 2018
Build Capacity of Communities for increased community resilience
Financing (in USD)
50,000 USD
In-kind contribution
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2018 - December 2020
Local Government Entities, Non-Goverment Organizations, Coastal Management Advisory Council
Ocean Basins
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Kiribati
Contact information
Yoshiko Yamaguchi, National Coordinator, yoshikoy@unops.org, 6926256486
Majuro, Marshall Islands
Other SDGs
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