Community Based Environmental Education and Advocacy for Sustainable management of Forest in the upland areas of Volcanic islands.
Community Based Environmental Education and Advocacy for Sustainable management of Forest in the upland areas of Volcanic islands.
The increasing demand for agricultural activities coupled with natural disaster such as cyclones and volacnisms had impact to mass area of primary forest loss within the upland Areas of volcanic island such as Ambae Island, are major causes to forest biodiversity loss,including the reduction of international endangered species, the megapode. The loss of forest on steep areas resulted high soil erosion that a detriment to the local communities creating difficulty on road access, and food reserve accessibility that this suppress subsistence economic activities. Local community are unaware of the compounding problem and also they lack the capacity to well respond to the situation they are facing. The project through an advocacy role will be provide information to the local communities on deforestation and rehabilitation through school educational materials and make demonstration for forest rehabilitation. Size of community to be affected by the project in a positive way is seven villages with a population of 2,000 people.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
TAKARO VAVAKATA
Country:
Vanuatu
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Biodiversity
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 42,366.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 13,684.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 32,526.00
Project Number:
VUT/SGP/OP5/Yr1/CORE/LD/11/05
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
Farmers will be trained in reforestation programme for forestation to address degradation of forest and biodiversity. Local school administration and governance will take leading role in environmental education in the community which is a new concept to their roles in the management of the school.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
PRojects of the SGP taken to the local communities bring information on global environmental problems, in particular for this project focus will be on forest biodiversity, climate change and land degradation.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Number of globally significant species protected by project 20
Biophysical
Hectares of land sustainably managed by project 100
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 500

Partnership

VANUATU GOVERNMENT

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Leah Silas Nimoho
Phone:
678 26034
Fax:
678 26034
Email:
Ms. Sherryl Mahina Ulufia
Email:

Address

SGP-Vanuatu, UN Joint Presence Office,Rue Mercet, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu 4th Level
PORT VILA, South West Pacific, PMB 9096