The Climate Resilient Islands (CRI) Program is a multi-country Pacific program funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade Aid Program and implemented by Live & Learn Environmental Education. In Fiji the program is being implemented in 14 communities across Macuata, Bua and Cakaudrove to improve their resilience to the impacts of climate change using nature-based solutions.

Project Timeline: 2021 – 2025

Programme Outcomes

The Climate Resilient Islands program is focused on strengthening community resilience to the impacts of climate change. This can include:


Improving ecosystems through nature-based land management

Strengthening livelihoods and food security

Improving community preparedness to climate-related disasters like tropical cyclones

Phases of the project

Phase 1

Community Resilience Profile

Phase 2

Develop Community Resilience Plan

Phase 3

Capacity Building

Phase 4

Implement Resilience Actions

Phase 5

Monitoring and Evaluation

The Climate Resilient Islands Programme then offers the following potential resilience actions for communities:

Intergenerational Indigenous knowledge sharing.

Restoration and strengthening of Indigenous resilient local food systems.

Access to small grants to strengthen or establish community livelihoods.

Improved community preparedness and resilience to climate-related disasters.

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