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Focus on climate change

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, April 25, 2013

VILLAGERS of Navitilevu and Mataso in Ra recently took part in an important training session on helping children and young people manage and reduce risks associated with changes in the climate.

The training was part of a unique Child Centred Climate Change Adaptation project implemented in six Pacific countries, funded by AusAID through PLAN International Australia and co-ordinated in the Pacific region by the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International.

In Fiji, this initiative is implemented by Partners in Community Development Fiji.

In a statement, the organisation said the project was unique because it recognised the vulnerability of children to the long-term impacts of disasters and climate change.

As a result it was focused on empowering children and young people to deal with its impact. It said the training provided trainees with skills to engage children in conducting vulnerability assessment and formulating vulnerability reduction plans to address issues related to climate change.

Stakeholders also shared their technical expertise and experiences.





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