Building local capacity to sustainable manage watershed areas and forest.
Building local capacity to sustainable manage watershed areas and forest.
Vanuatu is a small country that is developing fast and so local natural environment is susceptible to degradation to habitat modification to development. The increasing deforestation for settlements and gardening increasing into watershed areas and basins that freshwater ecosystem, the streams and rivers of the isalnds are drying up. Thesw watershed areas are shared boundaries of landholders and land users. In Efate Island the upland areas which is a basin of main water supply for the main town of Port Vila is showing decline in running which could be a problem of sedimentation into water sources or a natural recharging failure.

The project is to mobilise local communities whom are main land users and holders within the watershed to implement environmental friendly activities at the local grass roots that support the protection of Watershed areas on Efate, the ELMA Initiative.
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Project Snapshot

Shefa Community Development Programme
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 17,250.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 18,700.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Information on forest protection will include community awareness


Shefa provincial Government

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Leah Silas Nimoho
678 26034
678 26034
Ms. Sherryl Mahina Ulufia


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