Vanuatu case study: Standing Together: strengthening climate change resilience in Vanuatu

Vanuatu case study: Standing Together: strengthening climate change resilience in Vanuatu

Futuna sits in the Pacific Ocean, one of Vanuatu’s 83 islands. It is a remote but special place. Here, resident’s fish and farm, and are renowned for their weaving talents, making baskets and bags. Since 2009, CARE has been working with the community of Futuna to support their efforts to reduce disasters and to adapt to climate change. In 2012, CARE began a new initiative to strengthen the resilience of women, men and children to climate change and weather-related disasters. Over the following three years, the program worked with every village on the island, using a variety of strategies to build resilience.

Project goal: To increase the resilience of women, men and young people in Vanuatu to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

Key project outcome areas:
  • livelihoods that are better able to adapt to climate change
  • disaster risk reduction that integrates climate change issues
  • stronger capacity within communities, partners, civil society and government
  • planning and policy development that is more inclusive and responsive to community needs and priorities
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