PACAM PROJECT:
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

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

There are three key goals for the project:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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:

(1) Communities

  • 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

PROJECT OUTCOME:
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.

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