To strengthen the resilience of remote and underserved Palau and Yap communities to climate change risks and hazards.
The islands within Yap, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts including higher sea level rise, warmer sea surface temperatures, and volatile changes in weather patterns. Remote island communities are some of the most climatevulnerable, and are among the first to feel the impacts of climate change. However, many remote communities, especially on the outer islands, have yet to benefit from climate change adaptation projects due to several challenges that include logistics of remote island travel, lack of community facilitators, and difficulty of access.
While there are existing instructional materials to assist communities in identifying adaptation options, these materials need to be further simplified so they can be effective in directly engaging communities. This project supports the redesign of such materials to be simple and easy to use for local community leaders and facilitators.
Through innovative skills-building approaches, the project also imparts planning techniques that enable communities to identify short and long-term actions that they can take to improve resource management and resilience of natural resources and social systems. The project considers that the communities prefer communicating orally, thus the redesigned materials will be combined with audiovisual materials to be more accessible to local
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