Samoa Observer, 7th September 2018

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and partner organization Samoa Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organisations, Inc. (S.U.N.G.O.) launched the “Climate Change Adaptation Project Design and Management Handbook” in Apia. 

This is the culmination of a two-year project that trained communities across the islands of Upolu and Savaii to design and run resilience projects so they can then fully own their resilience initiatives and processes. 

The event brought together government agencies, civil society organizations, stakeholders and partner communities who have supported the project in its two years of implementation.  

Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa Fiame Naomi Mata’afa underscored in her speech that the initiative complements the government’s national climate adaptation strategy that focuses on building the resilience of coastal resources and communities.

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