Climate Resilient Islands

Sharing knowledge for stronger communities

6 September 2023

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…

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The kitchen symbolising resilience

1 September 2023

Communities in Tuvalu, with the help of the local Live & Learn team, are gathering information for their Community Resilience Profiles. As part of this process, communities draw resilience pictures, which symbolise community strengths and…

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Working together and towards long-term goals through CRI

23 August 2023

The tribe of Kavula, known locally as ‘Yavusa Kavula’, is spread across two villages, Banikea and Kavula, in which the CRI programme is being implemented. These villages are located on the second largest island of…

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Digging deeper

14 August 2023

The CRI team in Tonga has been spending a lot of time visiting communities, talking about and documenting community livelihoods, local ecosystems and values. Sharing this information requires the team to build relationships with communities.…

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The changing nature of Vava’u

10 August 2023

The Live & Learn Tonga team have been out finalising information gathering for the production of Community Resilience Profiles in the Vava’u island group. Located 300 kilometres north of the main island of Tongatapu, Vava’u…

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Taking the next steps

2 August 2023

Communities in Fiji have taken the next step in the CRI process by finalising their resilience plans. In the CRI programme we symbolise the journey communities are on with a picture of an island-hopping canoe,…

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Vanuatu has a plan!

26 July 2023

Communities participating in the CRI program in Vanuatu have just finished the resilience planning process, and they don’t just have one plan – they have many! After communities participated in information gathering to produce Community…

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Mussels and resilience

24 July 2023

Freshwater mussels were once found in abundance in the Nasavu River. They were a staple source of food for the Vitina community members, who live along the banks of the river. For generations, these mussels…

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What is the future of Pangai?

10 July 2023

Climate change in the Pacific threatens not only livelihoods; it puts strain on traditional ways of doing things – agriculture, knowledge of land and seasons, and traditional culture. In Tonga, communities have traditional handicrafts made…

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