The fourth episode of Empawa Hour focused on Climate Change, Resilience and Gender.
At FM107’s new office next to TVL, the show featured Sam Suenderman, Island Reach, Risu Kalotiti, Solwota Sista, Priscilla Samson, VCAN network and Yasmine Bjornum, ActionAid with host Faithy. It was the first time Faithy had hosted the show and it was a great opportunity for each guest to share the work of their agency.
Who is Island Reach?
Island Reach partners with local communities and regional groups to build social and environmental resilience from ridge to reef.
Who is Solwota Sista?
SolwataSista, the Vanuatu Surfing Association’s women’s development program, was established in July 2016. Through SolwataSista, surfing is used as a conduit to provide activities and workshops including first aid and beach safety, judge training courses, vision sessions (goal setting and leadership skill development), photography, art and storytelling workshops.
The program also raises awareness about environmental issues such as coastal preservation, the impacts of littering, turtle and dugong protection, climate change and coral reef restoration.
Who is VCAN?
Who is ActionAid?
ActionAid, in partnership with the Vanuatu Government’s Department of Women’s Affairs (DWA), has been implementing a women-led protection program to respond to women’s protection issues and resilience in Vanuatu since Cyclone Pam.
On August 15th 2017, ActionAid in partnership with DWA, IOM, Oxfam and Ministry of Climate Change held a ‘National Dialogue on Women’s Leadership in Climate Change, DRR, social inclusion and forced displacement.’ The outcome paper produced from this dialogue will be taken to COP23 by the Director of Women’s Affairs to influence change.
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