Engaging Communities and Government in Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation
Pacam Project is funded by the USAID (Through PACAM Office in Philippines). The Project Partners include:
- Institute of Sustainable Future, Sydney University of Technology, NSW Australia – Primary Grantees.
- New Guinea Binatang Research Center, Madang, Papua New Guinea – Contractor
There are three key goals for the project:
- Build the capacity of local practitioners and communities (e.g. Agriculture extension officer, community facilitators and educators) to support bio diversity and adapt to a changing climate.
- Provide communities with locally relevant tools to gather information and report on impacts of climate and other drivers of change in biodiversity (specifically, ecosystem services) and livelihoods, and
- Synthesis data collected from regional workshops to provide evidence to inform Provincial-level Government policy and planning on biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation
These goals are achieved through a series of participatory workshops with our key stakeholders.
KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
- Riwo – Coastal community, Madang Province
- Ohu – Coastal but inland community, Madang Province
- Sinopas (Bundi) – Highlands community, Madang Province
- Hogave – Highlands community, Eastern Highlands Province
(2) Provincial Government
- Madang Provincial Government
- Eastern Highlands Provincial Government
Handbook launch – A handbook will be used as a tool by PNG government and various organizations on similar biodiversity conservation and climate change projects in PNG.