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Experiments are underway on the small island of Pouh and Yan'Dagouet in New Caledonia

  • Article concerné: SARA, Safeguarding, Restoration and Adaptation of Seabird Colonies and Associated Ecosystem Services

🏝️ Experiments are underway on the small island of Pouh and Yan'Dagouet in Province Nord, #New #Caledonia.

🎯The main objective is to closely monitor the devices set up to attract and boost hundreds of #stern #diamond #colonies.

✅Training on #seabird #colony monitoring has also been carried out by the Northern Province's nature rangers!

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Inception workshop for the second phase of the PEBACC+ project in Vanuatu

  • Article concerné: PEBACC +, Scaling-up Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change in the Pacific Islands

On the Inception Workshop of the second phase of the PEBACC+ project, key national stakeholders, such as the Vanuatu Department of Climate Change for shared their willigness to pursue the efforts on Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Nature-based Solutions to climate change.

"While we have disasters affecting us like the cyclone Lola, it gives us this opportunity to strengthen our collaboration and partnerships through ecosystem protection as a shield to our communities and islands from adverse impact of climate change and climate disaster," declared Mr. Mike Waiwai, Vanuatu Department of Climate Change Director.

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Job Opportunities with the MiCOAST Kiwa’s Regional Project!

  • Article concerné: MiCOAST, Micronesian Community-based Fisheries Management as a Nature-based Solution for COASTal Resilience

🌿🌏 The MiCOAST Project coordinated by OneReef Worldwide Stewardship is looking for dynamic professionals to join their Regional Project Management Unit.

🚀The available positions include:
· Project Finance-Administration Officer: are you a numbers wizard with a passion for meticulous organization and thrive in a fast-paced environment? This role could be your perfect fit - Apply here: https://bit.ly/40ogOEI
· Communications Officer: if you are a creative thinker with a passion for effective communication and content creation - Apply here: https://bit.ly/3SIZb0L
· Gender, Equity, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Specialist: join us in promoting inclusivity and equity in this project - Apply here: https://bit.ly/40ms4BA

📆 Deadline for Applications: Continuous, full consideration of applications guaranteed until December 4th 2023. Applications submitted thereafter shall be considered until the position is filled.

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Job Opportunities within Kiwa’s Regional Project WISH+

  • Article concerné: WISH +, Implementing integrated watershed management for biodiversity, climate resilience and human health co-benefits into the Pacific communities

The Wildlife Conservation Society Wildlife Conservation Society is seeking a dynamic Regional Communications Specialist to join the team in #Suva, Fiji.
This role involves steering external communications and enhancing projects visibility for the WCS Melanesia programs, including the Kiwa #WISH+ project.

🚀 You will fit if you possess:

- A minimum 5 years’ work experience in communications field.
- Experience in leading campaigns, designing and preparing written materials.
- Managed multiple social media.
- Outstanding public speaking skills.
- Familiarity with graphic design and impact monitoring.
- Excellent communication skills in English to international standards.
- Willingness to travel in remote locations, have excellent problem solving skills and be flexible to changing conditions.

📆 Application Deadline: November 17th 2023.

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NZ Filmmakers are creating a movie, featuring the local project “Restoring mangroves for livelihoods in Fiji

  • Article concerné: Restoring mangroves for livelihoods in Fiji

The real stories from this local project are part of a Climate Change series, using several projects financed thanks to the New Zeland government.

The stories on the ground from the local community will be used to illustrate the project advancements in Raviravi village in Macuata, Vanua Levu, Fiji. A project lead by C3.

This project was made possible with a team of New Zealand filmmakers (Dioscuri NZ), along with the IUCN team.

Thank you for the involvment of the C3 team and the cooperation of the community of Raviravi village !

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Resilience in the face of cyclones: testimony of a Kiwa on-grantee

  • Article concerné: Empowering community resilience through reforestation and coral reef restoration in Vanuatu

In the wake of the recent tropical cyclone Lola in Vanuatu, the Southern and Southeast regions of Malekula, as well as other islands including Epi, Paama, Ambrym and Pentecost, experienced devastating impacts. These areas were categorized as “priority 1” for urgent government humanitarian response. Countless homes, gardens, farms, infrastructure, and schools suffered severe damage.

Even our local Kiwa project run by LAMACCA has not been spared, they find strength in resilience.

“Our LAMACCA Kiwa Office, along with all project equipment and materials, remained safe. LAMACCA's training hall and other community centers opened their doors as evacuation shelters. While the cyclone has moved on, some of our fellow community members still seek refuge in these centers due to their severely damaged homes. Fortunately, there have been no casualties reported at this time. We stand united, ready to recover, rebuild, and adapt. This is not our first encounter with cyclones, and it won’t be our last. We thank the Kiwa Initiative and IUCN Oceania team for the support and concern”, says Peter, the LAMACCA project leader and coordinator for the Kiwa project.

At the Kiwa Initiative®, we take pride in cultivating climate-resilient communities and facing the challenges of climate change head-on.
We extend our best wishes to all the communities in Vanuatu, particularly the LAMACCA team, collaborating with other organizations and mobilizing to work alongside provincial and national government agencies in recovery efforts.

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Dr. Stacy Jupiter was in Berlin for the World Health Summit

  • Article concerné: WISH +, Implementing integrated watershed management for biodiversity, climate resilience and human health co-benefits into the Pacific communities

Dr. Stacy Jupiter was in Berlin for the World Health Summit, where she introduced the Kiwa Wish+ project scaling across Melanesia.

The Kiwa Wish+ project takes place in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands and is coordinated by The Wildlife Conservation Society.

Watch her full presentation here: https://youtu.be/zvCQcQ96bss?t=346

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Call For Small-Holder Farmers in the #Solomon islands, #Fiji, #Nauru and #Tonga !

  • Article concerné: POLFN, An organic learning farm network to build the climate resilience of smallholder producers in the Pacific

The Kiwa Initiative #POLFN project is setting up Organic Learning Farm Centres in the #Pacific, to nurture the best #organic and #agroecological practices, foster #knowledge sharing, celebrate success stories, and share valuable planting materials.


Are you ready to join?
If you are a small-holder #farmer in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Nauru, or Tonga, that is your moment!
If you're passionate about #sustainable farming and want to be part of this exciting project, we invite you to submit an Expression of Interest #EOI.


This is your opportunity to join a community of forward-thinking farmers, learn from the best, and contribute to the prosperity of your country. 🌾
Don't miss out on this fantastic chance to make a real impact on your farming practices. Submit your EOI forms and supporting documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
📅 Deadline : October 30th, 2023


Let’s spread the word and please, share this post far and wide across your networks. Together, we can create a brighter future for Pacific agriculture.

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Job Opportunities with Kiwa’s Regional Project, #INSPIRE!

  • Article concerné: INSPIRE, Invasive SPecies management for Resilient Ecosystems

The Kiwa regional project #INSPIRE is on the lookout for dynamic professionals to join the team in Suva, Fiji.

Here are the available positions:
· Project Manager: are you a leader with a passion for conversation? Discover more and apply here: https://lnkd.in/gDnNJEBb
· Capacity Development Coordinator: do you have a knack for empowering teams and building capabilities? Learn more and apply here: https://lnkd.in/gUn5i6fk
· PIRP Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Coordinator: are you detail-oriented and committed to measuring project impact? Dive into the details and apply here: https://lnkd.in/gjn8fYqb

📆 Deadline for Applications: October 24th 2023.
Don’t miss these opportunities to be part of a meaningful NbS project!

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Progress of the local SARA project in New Caledonia

  • Article concerné: SARA, Safeguarding, Restoration and Adaptation of Seabird Colonies and Associated Ecosystem Services

Experiments are taking place on the Pouh and Yan'Dagouet islets, to encourage diamond tern colonies.

What are the objectives of the local Safeguarding, Restoration and Adaptation of Seabird Colonies and Associated Ecosystem Services (SARA) project?

Increase knowledge among populations of the ecology of seabirds and the ecosystem services they provide and to encourage the rational use of the islets in the area.

Improve the technical level of community officers in the project area and beyond.

To stabilise the islets used by local populations (food, recreational, cultural uses).

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Kiwa Initiative's #PEBACC+ project launched in New Caledonia !

  • Article concerné: PEBACC +, Scaling-up Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change in the Pacific Islands

On October 12th, the #PEBACC+ Country Steering Committee met in Nouméa for the official launch of the project in New Caledonia.

What actions will be carried out in the territory's three provinces?

  • Technical and financial support for demonstration activities:
  • Protecting the beaches of Baie de St-Joseph in Ouvéa (Loyalty Islands Province).
  • Restoration of urban mangroves in Greater Nouméa (South Province).
  • Improving fire management in the mining south (North Province).

 An analysis of ecosystem resilience and socio-economic impact will be carried out. This #ESRAM ("Ecosystemic & Socioeconomic Resilience Analysis and Mapping") approach will enable the identification of Nature-based Priority Solutions.

Support for local and regional players in integrating valuable #NbS solutions into their strategies and policies for adapting to climate change.

The PEBACC+ Country Steering Committee brings together the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the Gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, La Province des Iles Loyauté, Province Nord, Nouvelle Calédonie, the Associations de Maires and the Sénat Coutumier de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Observer members (AFD, FFEM, Kiwa Initiative Secretariat, DAFE, ADEME/Agency for Ecological Transition, OFB, representatives of beneficiary local communities, etc.) are also involved.

Thanks to the PEBACC+ and SPREP project teams who came from Fiji and Samoa for this important moment.

Find out more in the press release: https://lnkd.in/g99fmTdR

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Launching Phase Two of Kiwa’s #PEBACC+ regional project in Fiji’s Garden Island, Taveuni !

  • Article concerné: PEBACC +, Scaling-up Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change in the Pacific Islands

The PEBACC+ team, in collaboration with Cakaudrove Provincial Office in Taveuni, recently organised a dynamic three-day inception workshop. The workshop discussed field project actions centered on #NbS, aimed at addressing climate change adaption and biodiversity conservation.

This inclusive discussion welcomed diverse stakeholders, including district traditional leaders, landowners, key community representatives (women’s group and youth groups), informal settlements, leaseholders and farmers.

As part of the inception workshop, participants joined hands to plant 50 native tree seedlings in Navakacoa Village and an impressive 100 mangrove seedlings along the Naselesele coastline, contributing to the protection and restoration of these vital ecosystems.

A National Inception Workshop is on the horizon and will be held in Savusavu on October, 4th, 2023.

What is the purpose of Phase Two in the Kiwa #PEBACC+ project?
- Accelerate EbA interventions, to limit the agricultural expansion into forested areas.
- Sustainably manage coastal erosion through mangrove rehabilitation and reforestation of degraded riparian zones.
- Implement agroforestry practices to improve farming sustainability.

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Launch of the Pacific Organic Learning Farm in Nauru !

  • Article concerné: POLFN, An organic learning farm network to build the climate resilience of smallholder producers in the Pacific

The Kiwa #POLFN regional project, "Pacific Organic Learning Farms Network" proudly announces the inauguration of its official farm in Nauru, situated at the Max Dowedia Organic Learning Farm Centre.

Objective of these organic learning farm centers is to highlight the benefits of Nature-based Solutions, encompassing #agroecology, #agroforestry and #organic production methods and technologies, as a means to address climate resilience and bolster capacity-building efforts.

How does organic farming enhance community resilience?
- It secures food supply,
- It cultivates local production,

- It preserves precious land resources,
- It champions the cause of healthy food.

Congratulations to all the dedicated teams involved, including farmers, the POETCom staff and all the stakeholders who contribute to the success of this project.

Learn more about the Kiwa POLFN project: https://urlz.fr/n4id


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Embarking on Field Work: Kiwa #PEBACC+ project takes its first steps!

  • Article concerné: PEBACC +, Scaling-up Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change in the Pacific Islands

This week marks the beginning of fieldwork for the Barana Community Nature and Heritage Park, as part of the Kiwa #PEBACC+ regional project in the Solomon Islands. It’s an exciting moment as planned activities are transforming into impactful actions!

What is the objective of the Kiwa PEBACC+ project in the Solomon Islands?

- Supporting ecosystem and forest rehabilitation activities in Barana Community Nature and Heritage Park and its Information Center.

- Enhancing landscaping and capacity building at the Honirara Botanical Garden.

- Executing provincial Ecosystem and Socio-Economic Resilience Analysis and Mapping (ESRAM) assessments while implementing Ecosystem-based Adaptation #EbA solutions in Small Malaita and Maramasike Passage, Malaita Province.

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Call for first circle farmers

  • Article concerné: POLFN, An organic learning farm network to build the climate resilience of smallholder producers in the Pacific

The Pacific Community (SPC) invites Expressions of Interest from small-holder farmers in Fiji, Nauru, Solomon Islands and Tonga to join the cohort of First Circle Farmers under the Pacific Organic Learning Farms Network (POLFN) Project.

The objective is to work with 100 farmers in Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and 40 farmers in Nauru. Local farmers can apply before October, 30th 2023.

Click the link below for more information :

https://spc.int/procurement/tenders/expression-of-interest-for-farmers-to-participate-in-the-organic-learning-farms?fbclid=IwAR3P_exWzbqE4B3i90pz3xZVzwMmn9yhLmHhfK5_0lpxYQJ_AI4vg_HlSyM

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Inception workshops were organized for the second phase of the Kiwa PEBACC+ project

  • Article concerné: PEBACC +, Scaling-up Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change in the Pacific Islands
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Since 2015, the PEBACC project held by Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been dedicated to developing, sustaining, and institutionalizing Ecosystem-based Approach #EbA and Nature-based Solutions #NbS for climate change adaptation across Pacific countries and territories.

After a first phase of implementation, the second phase, under the Kiwa PEBACC+ project, is now expanding to three new sites in the Solomon Islands, aiming to:

  • Support ecosystem and forest rehabilitation activities, along with the Information Center at the Barana Community Nature and Heritage Park
  • Contribute to the Honiara Botanical Garden’s landscaping and capacity development
  • Undertake provincial Ecosystem and Socio-Economic Resilience Analysis and Mapping (ESRAM) assessments, implementing EbA options in Small Malaita and Maramasike Passage, Malaita Province

On September 12th, the PEBACC+ team, joined by stakeholders and Mr. Stuart Chape, SPREP Director of the Island and Ocean Ecosystems Division, gathered in the Solomon Islands for the inception workshop of the Kiwa PEBACC+ project.

We would like to thank the valued stakeholders present, including the Solomon Islands Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Forestry and Research, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology, National Herbarium and Botanical Garden, The Nature Conservancy in the Pacific, and the Small Grants Programme under the UN Development Programme and Global Environment Facility.

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The Solomon Islands Organic Learning Farms are officially launched

  • Article concerné: POLFN, An organic learning farm network to build the climate resilience of smallholder producers in the Pacific

We are proud to announce the official launch of the Solomon Islands Organic Learning Farms, as part of the Kiwa #POLFN project.

These farms are set to make a significant impact on sustainable agriculture, enhancing innovative agroecological practices to boost ecosystem resilience, but also improve the well-being of our communities:
📍 Zai Na Tina Farm, in Honiara
📍 Gwa’unafiu Farm, in Malaita

The launch event took place at the Kastom Gaden Association farm, on Guadalcanal Island, with our dedicated Kiwa POLFN Team. We thank all the partners who have joined, like Mr. Lottie Vaisakavea, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, and Ms. Florence Rahiria, Deputy Director of the Pacific Community (SPC) Land Resources Division. We're also thrilled to have the support of local farmers, high school students, and representatives from neighboring communities.

This ground-breaking initiative implemented by the Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community at the Pacific Community-SPC pushes for traditional methods of farming intertwined agroecological approaches to promote organic practices and fostering knowledge exchange among small-holder farmers in the Solomon Islands.

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Ecosystem-based Adaptation #EbA in the context of the PEBACC+ project

  • Article concerné: PEBACC +, Scaling-up Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change in the Pacific Islands

#EbA is a Nature-based approach that is using the full potential of #ecosystems to protect #biodiversity and enhance social / economic resilience to #climatechange.

In the Kiwa Initiative, our #PEBACC+ regional project is scaling up Ecosystem-based Adaptation interventions. For instance, in Taveuni, #Fiji, where the deterioration of soil quality, degraded water catchments and low #agricultural yields over the years is threatening food security, the local communities have decided to address this issue with the use of native tree #reforestation and #agroforestry.

Conscious that they needed to make an effective change happen and thanks to the Kiwa Initiative PEBACC+ project, local #communities are now improving Ecosystem-based Adaptation #EbA interventions in order to improve agricultural soil and water catchment health.

The Kiwa PEBACC+ Project Manager at Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Ms. Loraini Sivo, explained:

“The implementation of Kiwa PEBACC+ project specific to Taveuni will scale up reforestation and the agroforestry programme as well as train decision-makers on EbA and Nature-based Solution #NbS approaches, green infrastructure, and environmental protection. The project continues to receive support from local and traditional leaders; this is important to provide a solid foundation in carrying on the work while also ensuring that there will be sustainability after the project period."

Click in this article to learn more about #EbA in the context of the Kiwa PEBACC+ project in #Taveuni: https://urlz.fr/nmPa

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Launch of the Pacific Organic Learning Farms in Tonga

  • Article concerné: POLFN, An organic learning farm network to build the climate resilience of smallholder producers in the Pacific

The Kiwa POLFN regional project "Pacific Organic Learning Farms Network" has launched its official organic learning farms in Tonga. The farms are located in Mahuleva and Ovava, Tonga.

Organic farming solves significant challenges that contribute to community resilience, such as:

  • The production of healthy food,
  • The development of local production and resources,
  • The conservation of land resources,
  • The fight against climate change.

Thanks to agroecological practices that reduce the use of chemical fertilizers, ecosystems are protected, the soil is fertile, making agriculture more robust/sustainable and preserving water quality.

Well done to all the teams involved, whether farmers, POETCom members and every partner in charge of implementing this project.

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