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HÙN MÔÔ’M KAHOK, Human's behavior

 New Caledonia
HÙN MÔÔ’M KAHOK, Human's behavior
Local Project

  • Project name:
    Hùn môô’m Kahok
  • Project Coordinator:
    Association for the Conservation and Management of Mount Panié – ACCMP
  • Project Start:
    December 2022
  • Estimated term:
    January 2025
  • Amount of funding:
    € 95, 242
  • Project leader:
     Local NGO and community network
  • Type of NbS:
     Restoration / Rehabilitation of terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems - Preservation of functional agricultural & forest ecosystems
  • Cobenefits:
     Reduction of invasive alien species - Biodiversity conservation

The project was initiated by the Clan Council of the Ouaré, Ouanpoues and Ouendjip tribes, and is led by the Dayu Biik association. Dayu Biik collect proposals for Nature-based Solution submitted by local communities to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The three tribes are strongly willing to take action to protect their environment, and through this project, the inhabitants of the Ouaré, Ouanpoues and Ouendjip tribes will implement actions to:

  • mitigate the risk of fire;
  • reduce the population of Pinus caribaea;
  • ensure community management of the area; and
  • empower young people to become participants in sustainable development.

The ‘Hùn môô'm Kahok’ project has been designed to use an integrated and participatory watershed management approach that will ensure environmental preservation from the mountain to the reef, strengthening the ‘Land-Sea’ link.

The objective of the project?

The project has 4 specific objectives, shown above with their respective activities:

  • Restore forest ecosystems:
    • Fell pinus trees with a diameter between 8 and 20 cm and uproot pinus trees with a diameter between 0 and 8 cm.
    • Establish tribal nurseries.
    • Conduct reforestation operations.
    • Create firebreaks.
    • Maintain plantations.
  • Tribal customary rules within the local communities:
    • Transcribe the reinforced tribal customary rules into local languages, as well as into French.
    • Disseminate these customary rules at the communal and provincial levels through the communal magazine ‘Djama Hyehen’ and the Northern Province magazine ‘Le Pays’.
  • Communicate and raise awareness among the general public about the impact of fires and of an exotic and invasive plant species, the Caribbean pine:
    • Create four information signs describing the project.
    • Make a short film showing the activities carried out during the project.
    • Show the short film presenting the activities carried out during the project during the project feedback meetings.
    • Present the results of the project to the three tribes involved in the project
  • Strengthen the capacities and skills of people from three tribes to restore forest ecosystems:
    • Train young people in the local communities to safely fell pine trees.
    • Train men and women in the local communities to create and manage a nurseries capable of producing more than 600 plants/year.
    • Train young people in local communities to make a documentary film.

Reduction of gender discriminations 

During the implementation of the project, the entire population, regardless of gender, age, vulnerability and disability, will actively participate. In addition, we have created a Steering Committee (COPIL) comprising men, women and young people to ensure the smooth running of the project.

Women will particularly be active, such as participating in consultation meetings, setting up nurseries, creating signs, etc.

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