The All India Mangrove Alliance for Climate and Conservation (AIMACC), is an informal consortium of local communities, community organizations, practitioners, civil societies, grassroots organizations, scholars and researchers, academic and research institutes, social enterprises, enterprises, think tanks, associated with conservation of blue forests, biodiversity, coastal wetland habitats, and sustainable economic development of coastal areas of India. The alliance nurtures Public, Private, People and Planet Partnership (PPPPP) for conservation of blue forests and building resilience into the socio-economic and ecological systems of the coastal regions of the country. The informal consortium was formally conceived on the 17 th January, 2023.
Conservation of Blue Forests and Associated Natural Habitats for Resilient Socio-Economic and Ecological Coastal Regions of India.
Promotion of an integrated, participatory and collaborative restoration, conservation and protection of Blue Forests, coastal wetland ecosystems, and associated habitats for building a resilient into the socio-economic and ecological systems of coastal regions of India.
Together, We Can Triumph and Transform
AIMACC believes in both individual and collective action and strength in socio-economic and ecological transformation. Acknowledging the power of individual and collective action in ceasing the opportunities and creation of new, addressing the systemic socio-economic inequalities and environmental problems, EIMACC strives to foster collaborations and nurture partnerships, because, together, we can triumph and transform for a better and sustainable future for all.
Overarching Objective of AIMACC
The overarching objective of AIMACC is contributing towards Mainstreaming of "Blue Forests" (mangrove forests, mudflats, salt and tidal marshes, seagrass meadows and coral reefs) conservation and sustainable development of coastal regions in India, through fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships, promoting multi-sectoral collaborations and adopting inter-disciplinary approaches.
Major Activities of AIMACC
C - Collaborations and Networking,
I - Implementation of Projects,
R - Action-Research,
A - (Policy) Advocacy,
L - Learning, Education and Outreach.
About the Logo
It the symbol of Public, Private, People and Planet Partnership (PPPPP). The three people depicted as the canopy of the mangrove tree represents the Public, Private and People Partnership and the two leaves under the canopy depicts the Planet (nature with all our fellow living and non-living entities) Partnership. The stem and roots symbolize equal and just, inclusive institutions and appropriate investments that are created by the PPPP Partnership for conservation of Blue Forests and sustainable development of coastal regions. The colour green of the canopy symbolizes ecological and nature-based solutions for conservation of Blue Forests, and the colour blue of the acronym of AIMACC represents healthy and clean Oceanic and other aquatic ecosystems and habitats which are fundamental for sustainable and resilient coastal regions, a healthy environment, and a secured future for all.
Network Secretariat: South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs)
SaciWATERs is a not-for-profit based in Hyderabad, India. Since its foundation in 2002, SaciWATERs has been working to contribute towards Water-secure and Climate-resilient sustainable Ecosystems and Communities across South Asia. The emphasis is on innovative and social learning-focused action research ("research with an impact"), knowledge-based development, capacity building advocacy, and networking.
1. Mr. Kanna K Siripurapu – Network Manager
2. Dr. Jayati Chourey- Executive Director, SaciWATERs
3. Ms. Judith Christiana- Communications Manager