Donor Organization: USAID/Pacific American Climate Fund (PACAM)
Exeuctive & Partner Organization: Natural Resources Development Foundation and other Non-governmental Organisations
The grant from the PACAM will assist local communities to reduce their vulnerability to floods, droughts and other climate-induced events through improved sustainable management of forest resources. This will include adopting mulitple-purpose land use models that integrate forest management and conservation, inorder to safeguard the vital environmental and social functions of the ecosystem. The land use models will include income generating acitivities such honeybee, farming, timber production through forest management accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)., forestry-based carbon offset purchases and nature tourism projects.
Location: Western Province
Time Frame: Not Available
Total Cost/Budget: USD$160,710.00
Status: Not Available
- Forest harvesting practices have been improved in the Western Solomon Islands and communities are FSC certified and producing FSC timber for the national and international timber markets.
- Vulnerable forest ecosystems and important forest areas are protected under the Protected Area Act in which mining and large-scale logging is prohibited.
- Honey bee farming has developed into a viable livelihood option in communities with increased empowerment of local women groups.
- Awareness among communities and government agencies of the links between forests and climate change adaptation is increased.
- Wilco Bosma, Team Leader, NRDF, P.O.Box 158, Gizo, Western Province, (677) 60912/Fax (677)60801, Web: http://www.nrdfsolomons.org
National Climate Change Policy: N/A
Amount of Project Budget Spent to Date: N/A
Percentage of Project Budget Spent to Date: N/A