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Enhanced Food Security for Disaster Prone Communities in Vanuatu

Enhanced Food Security for Disaster Prone Communities in Vanuatu

Partnerships to enhance community resilience through enhanced food security in Vanuatu Background Vanuatu is an agriculture-based economy, with 80% of the population depending entirely on subsistence agriculture for both their daily sustenance and well-being, and collectively the sector accounting for at least 20% of GDP (MALFFB, 2014). A number of partners, led by the Vanuatu

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More Resilient farming systems and practices, Niu Birao, Solomon Islands

More Resilient farming systems and practices, Niu Birao, Solomon Islands

Partnerships to improve agriculture resilience in Niu Birao Village, Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands Background Subsistence agriculture is the main livelihood for most of the rural households in Solomon Islands, which make up 85% percent of the population (Jansen et al., 2006). Small-scale semi-subsistence farming and fishing is the norm, with approximately 40 percent of GDP

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Long term solutions for water security in Lulunga District,Tonga

Long term solutions for water security in Lulunga District,Tonga

Resource mobilisation from the Tonga Climate Change Trust Fund for implementing water security initiatives Background Lack of water is a priority issue in the district of Lulunga, in Tonga’s remote Ha’apai island group. The 17 island archipelago has a population of over 500 people within six communities, who are mostly situated in the district centre

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A New Resilient Community, Tukuraki

A New Resilient Community, Tukuraki

Working towards a resilient community, Western Division, Fiji Background In 2012, tons of rock and mud swept down the steep incline above the Tukuraki village, burying one house and a family of four as they slept inside. More than 50 percent of the village area was buried beneath the mud and debris. Villagers were requested

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How to program for uncertain results? The innovation journey of the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme

How to program for uncertain results? The innovation journey of the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme

Innovations are driven by risk-takers. Part of UNDP’s role in innovation is to provide the space for risk-takers to develop and test their ideas. And it turns out that sometimes these are not individuals, but entire programmes! The Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP) covers the Pacific countries of Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu, and

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Risk-informing development is key to achieving the new Pacific regional framework for resilient development

Risk-informing development is key to achieving the new Pacific regional framework for resilient development

Suva, Fiji – The Pacific region continues to lead the way in efforts to make development more resilient to climate change and disasters. In the first meeting of the newly established Pacific Resilience Platform, climate change, disaster management and development practitioners met recently in Suva, Fiji to operationalise the new regional framework for resilient development.

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Transforming private sector engagement to build business and community resilience

Transforming private sector engagement to build business and community resilience

UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany – Business leaders, government officials, representatives from the United Nations and Pacific regional agencies gathered in Bonn for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23), showcased successful examples of new private sector networks in improving coordination of resilience and humanitarian activities in the Pacific region. “Countries cannot afford not to engage...

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Gender and Protection Must be ‘Central’ to Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Development in the Pacific

Gender and Protection Must be ‘Central’ to Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Development in the Pacific

UNFCCC COP23, Bonn, Germany – Reducing the risks from climate change and disasters would be futile if it does not reduce the risks to those who are most disproportionately impacted. Therefore, climate change and disaster risk reduction (CCDRR) must ensure that the protection of life, security, and dignity of all people are at the center

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Businesses help build more resilient communities through combined efforts

Businesses help build more resilient communities through combined efforts

Port Vila, Vanuatu – Tropical Cyclone experiences in Vanuatu have proven the need to have partnerships at all levels in managing the impacts of disasters. Businesses and partners met recently to launch the Vanuatu Business Resilience Committee (VBRC) that will coordinate government and partners to work with the private sectors in helping communities prepare, respond

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