Vanuatu NGO Climate Change Adaptation Program
CARE International in Vanuatu
Save the Children
Vanuatu Red Cross Society
Vanuatu Rural Development Training Centres Association
Vanautu Humanitarian Team (VHT)
Vanuatu Climate Adaptation Network (VCAN)
The Vanuatu NGO Climate Change Adaptation Program (2012-2014), funded by the Australian Government, is implemented by a consortium of six organisations: Save the Children, CARE International in Vanuatu, Vanuatu Red Cross Society, Vanuatu Rural Development Training Centres Association, SPC/GIZ and coordinated by Oxfam.
The program\'s goal is to increase the resilience of women, men and young people in Vanuatu to the impacts of climate change.
The program works with communities in nine islands across four provinces. It takes a broad view of resilience as the ability of women, men and children to realise their rights and improve their wellbeing despite shocks, stresses and uncertainty. Community members are supported to increase their understanding of climate variability and change, and plan and implement activities to strengthen DRR, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Natural Resource Management (NRM), agriculture, nutrition, traditional knowledge, women\'s leadership and education.
This program also established the Vanuatu Climate Adaptation Network (VCAN), which facilitates the sharing of lessons and good practice approaches among over 20 civil society organisations and with the Government of Vanuatu. At last year\'s COP19 UN climate conference, VCAN was represented by three women and youth delegates on the Vanuatu delegation and has coordinated efforts to link community voices with national and international decision making.