An animation and toolkit produced in three languages (Bislama, English and French) which raises awareness of the science and impacts of El Niño and La Niña in Vanuatu and encourages the people of Vanuatu to take early action in preparing for these extreme events. 

The Cloud Nasara animation tells the story of a cloud meeting place, floating high above the Pacific, and its interactions with a small island village, inhabited by a colourful cast of characters, including a reggae-obsessed parrot and a string band.

The Tool Kit helps facilitators to link the information in the film with smart decision-making and action on the ground. It includes bingo cards, picture cards, a PowerPoint presentation and an Action Handbook. The Tool Kit encourages discussion around how communities, schools, organisations, government departments and businesses in Vanuatu can access forecast information from the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department (VMGD), pro-actively communicate and work together with other stakeholders, and take early action to prepare for future El Niño and La Niña events.

You can screen the animation in your community or workplace. It can be streamed from the Pacific Climate Change website, via YouTube, or downloaded in high resolution (61MB) or low resolution (12MB) versions.

Cloud Nasara consists of:


  • Cloud Nasara Tool Kit (PDF, 1.7 MB)
  • Cloud Nasara Presentation (PPT, 11 MB)
  • Cloud Nasara Bingo Boards (PDF, 700 KB)
  • Cloud Nasara Picture Cards (PDF, 4.2 MB)

CLOUD NASARA ANIMATION (Duration 0:06:13, format MP4):

  • Large animation (English) 59 MB
  • Small animation (English) 12 MB
  • Small animation with subtitles (English) 12 MB
  • Video transcript (English) 145 kb

The Cloud Nasara Animation is also available on YouTube.

Cloud Nasara also comes in a Bislama version and a French version. The Bislama version includes an ENSO Handbook which explains the impact of El Nino on agriculture

Publication Year
2 015
Philip Malsale, Salesa Kaniaha, Rebecca McNaught, Jill Rischbieth, Brad Murphy, Christopher Bartlett, Ula Majewski.
Resource Type
Rights Statement
© Copyright Permission is granted to download the Cloud Nasara animation and screen it in your community or workplace.
CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology
Eucational Resource Type
Subject Strand
Climate Change Topic
DRM Topic
Regional Focus
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Cloud Nasara was a collaboration between Red Cross and the Australian Government’s Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Program.