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Symbolising resilience in Tuvalu

What does resilience mean in the community of Funafuti on the main islet of Tuvalu? Community members were asked to discuss, describe and draw symbols of resilience that resonate with their community, as part of…

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Resilience in the mangroves

Marai village in Papua New Guinea contains about 300 people who live in three hamlets that are situated behind vast mangrove forests. The Climate Resilient Islands programme is helping to document their knowledge about this…

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Strengthening Pacific partnerships for food security

Crops weren’t the only thing being grown at Live & Learn’s Pacific Food Week last month, with connections between different country teams also being nurtured. Alongside learning many technical skills, including food processing methods and…

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Growing towards resilience at Pacific Food Week

Pacific Island nations face many challenges to their food resilience, but there is also huge knowledge and opportunity throughout the region to help overcome these difficulties. Factors like limited arable land, sea level rise and…

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Boosting food security through farming tool kits in Fiji

Eighty-three households in the villages of Kavula and Banikea in the district of Lekutu, Bua, received farming tool kits from Live & Learn Fiji, as part of the Climate Resilient Islands programme. The CRI programme…

Women work together for safer farming

In December 2023, Live & Learn Papua New Guinea visited Katangan village. The community lives below a steep and rocky mountain range facing the coast. Due to the availability of land and soil quality people…

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Resilient fishing in PNG

In the Climate Resilient Islands programme, communities are incorporating traditional knowledge of ecosystems management into community resilience plans. The ancestors in communities often practised sustainable methods of food growing and gathering, methods that now become…

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Documenting traditional ecosystem management in Tuvalu

The natural resources of Vaitupu Island in Tuvalu have been managed by the community for centuries. As part of the CRI programme, Vaitupu recently documented traditional management of resources, in order to understand how they…

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Sharing knowledge for stronger communities

As part of the Climate Resilience Islands programme, communities are participating in an Indigenous knowledge leadership programme (IKLP), which has been developed to strengthen traditional practices and knowledge systems across the Pacific. The IKLP is…