Community Conservation Area Support COVID 19 support for Gaua and Santo in Vanuatu
The project to address sustainable socio economic recovery for local indigenous farmer. The locked down due to the global pandemic of COVID 19 had contributed to the dropped of local indigenous farmers productivity in terms of food production and cash income. And hence the local community now increase dependency on forest goods and services. That the threatened endemic bird species status in Santo and Gaua are subject to decline due to destructive extraction and the forest ecosystem habitats are vulnerable to the modification to unsustainable farming practices. That the project will undertake biodiversity assessment for information on the threatened species status locally, pursue for legal protection through registration of community conservation in Community conservation in Santo and Torba. And seek for support to nature base solutions for improve food and income generating for the local community and at the same time contribute to protection the local natural forest ecosystem.
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Area Of Work:
OP6 –Y7 (Jul 21-Jun 22)
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
The consultation with the community at the start of the project in assessing the capacity of current Management Committees of CCA’s so to always have a fair representation of youth in the decision of the community conservation areas.
The project initial consltation with the community to ensure Management Committees of CCA’s always have a fair representation of women. In most CCA’s and Financing Programs run by LLV with communities, usually woman are administrators, bank signatories and members of governance committees. At least 3 women are represented within the Local Management Committees of targeted CCA’s including a chair for people with disabilities. Also, woman have taken up roles as Tour Guides, bungalow hosting, chefs and most importantly as farmers planning their family farm gardens for household and market opportunities. The engagement of consultants of the project will also see woman trainers and local scientist involve in delivering some of the specific activities in CCA Registration and Food Preservation trainings.
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Live & Learn Vanuatu
Port Vila , P.O Box 1024