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Sustainable livelihoods-Sustainable landscapes pilot project in two communities of Usino-Bundi district in Madang province, Papua New Guinea

  • Published on July 8, 2022
The project aims to successfully demonstrate a “Sustainable livelihoods–Sustainable
landscapes” model in areas experiencing increased pressures on forests and land
degradation. This is done through sustainable environmental, institutional and socioeconomic improvements in communities with limited livelihood opportunities and
lacking public services. In addition, the project will ensure good practices and learnings
from “Sustainable livelihoods–Sustainable landscapes” model are incorporated into
Ward, District, Provincial and National government development planning processes.
  • The project targeted 2 communities: Sogeram and Sausi in the Usino-Bundi District of Madang province. The key project activities included community-level land-use planning, capacity building on climate-smart land-based livelihoods and infrastructure and funding proposals development.
  • The Sausi village has already been implementing a community development “Healthy Village” hence the FPCD decided to collaborate on this project and introduced complementing initiatives.
  • A land-use management workshop (LUMP) was undertaken in Sogeram that included 35 people. The purpose was to ensure the community is more organised in terms of reorganisation and location of public facilities, resources utilisation and management, including farming and forest conservation. As a result, the Sogeram Community land boundaries were agreed upon and measured.
  • Following the scoping study, the project introduced tools to enable families to adopt more sustainable means of production and consumption such as photovoltaic (PV) home kits to bring electricity to households and eco-friendly cooking stoves.
  • Acquisition of 100 PV home kits was planned, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international restrictions only 22 were secured, thus the most disadvantaged households (with no electricity, with disabled family memebers, etc.) were given priority access to them.
  • FPCD designed, constructed and developed clean biomass cooking stoves (FPCD Klin KukStove) and organised training sessions in both communities. 37 participants in Sausi and 12 in Sogeram attended and overall, 25 households (12 in Sausi and 13 in Sogeram) received FPCD Klin KukStoves (5 more than originally planned).
  • Due to delays in implementation of the activities and purchasing of the equipment, as well as illness of the project manager, CO2 emissions reductions from project activities could not be calculated.
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