Dakshin’s theory of change focuses on the idea that marine conservation is best achieved by working with communities that use or depend on ocean resources for their livelihoods. The Community Wellbeing and Environment (CWE) Programme aims to improve the wellbeing of coastal communities while empowering them to build resilient communities and ecosystems. This programme engages with coastal communities at the grassroots and aims to co-create locally-appropriate interventions. It focuses on holistic approaches that improve community health, livelihoods, governance and environmental outcomes. Currently, the programme is working with two fishing communities in Ganjam, Odisha and South Andaman.