Vanuatu

The Management of Coastal Carbon Sinks in Vanuatu: Realising the Potential

It is only comparatively recently that recognition has been given to the
body of evidence showing that coastal and marine ecosystems, such
as mangroves and seagrass meadows, also contain appreciable amounts
of carbon stored in the soil and sediment that lie beneath the surface of
the seabed.
 
Until recently most people considered that the
main ecosystems that lay at the heart of climate
change adaptation and mitigation activities were
forests, peatlands and perhaps some types of

‘WE TRIED TO TELL YOU THAT!’ INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

in southern Vanuatu tell about the origins of the black
(Melanesian) and white (European) peoples. In one
variant of one of these, the spiritual ancestor of the
Tannese Melanesians emerged from the island’s volcano
holding a bunch of sacred and agricultural leaves in his
hand, indicating knowledge of and mastery over nature.
Shortly afterwards, a light-skinned ancestor emerged
from the volcano and disappeared overseas. This ancestral
White Man held in his hand a hammer (in other versions,

NATIONAL MALARIA STRATEGIC VISION 2007-2016-VANUATU

The main malaria vector is Anopheles farauti. Its peak biting time is early in the
evening before most people are inside their mosquito nets.
Malaria in Vanuatu is endemic in all except the islands of Aneityum and Futuna.
Transmission is seasonal with a peak in the rainy season, between December
and April.
The overall ratio of P. falciparum to P. vivax is approximately 50:50 with an
increasing trend of P. vivax especially in the southern islands. A few cases of P.
malariae

Assessment of Development Needs and Capacity Constraints in Vanuatu

The Pacific's leaders and policymakers have come to realise that continued development is premised on addressing convergent economic, environmental and social challenges. The Pacific faces a number of
challenges, with energy, food and financial shocks, persistent economic inequities, and climate and environmental issues having dramatic impacts throughout the region.
Under business as usual, these challenges will threaten recent progress made in reducing poverty and improving livelihoods. Green growth offers a development model to mitigate these issues while

2012 Update Committing to Reform to achieve a “Just, Educated, Healthy and Wealthy Vanuatu”

This update of the Priorities and Action Agenda 2006 – 2015 (PAA 2006) is based on a
thorough review of progress in implementing the PAA policies since 2006. The review took
place during 2010 and 2012 and was conducted by Government officials in consultation with
stakeholders and with assistance from the United Nations.
Progress since 2006 has been solid in many areas, but in some areas we are falling behind and
have lost the momentum for reform. The review found that service delivery had not

Clean Communities- A Practical Guide to building and Maintaining Toilet in the Pacific

The lack of Toilets can result in diarrhoea, which claims the lives of close to 3000 pacific islanders each year- most of who are under the age of five (WHO 2008). \
Live and learn environment education is working with local communities in the pacific to establish 'sanitation enterprises': demand- driven business that provide sanitation services (such as toilets) to improve sanitation in the Pacific islands. Based on the notion of 'sanitation marketing', the strength and the success these bisuness pivots on the value the community places on toilets and improve sanitation.

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