Global Partnership for Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation
Coping with Climate Change Impact
Small Island Developing States: Fiji, Tonga, Nauru and Tuvalu
FYD has assembled a team of Environmental Scientists and engineers to support the goals of the Small Island States Community-Bases Adaptation program (SIDS CBA) with a bottom-up approach to Climate Change Adaptation (CBA). This proposed intervention will transfer international best practices to local communities in the South Pacific Island states (Fiji, Tonga, Nauru and Tuvalu).

An assessment of the vulnerability to sea level rise and climate change for South Pacific Island Countries of Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Tuvalu identified inundation and flooding as common threats because of low-lying setting of these countries, and exacerbated by beach erosion, saltwater intrusion, and impacts on the infrastructure and coastal societies (Mimura 1999).

Project Thematic Areas • Community Sensitization and Education.
• Infrastructure for onsite water treatment and drinking water supply.
• Technological intervention on coastal flooding and erosion control.
• Up scaling rural off grid solar power generation

As a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) [CAC/IT/NO 26094], Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) engenders to empower young adults (men and women) with life-skills that facilitate economic independence, building better lives for sustainable future. FYD recognizes the critical role of mothers in shaping the outlook of our young volunteers (young people in underdeveloped and developing nations). Therefore, as an organization, we believe that it is a moral imperative to empower women socially and economically, especially in the wake of deleterious effects of climate change that affects women and children disproportionately. FYD leverages both our local partnerships and global footprint to attract international best practices that would imbibe life-skills for economic sustainability locally.
This proposed intervention is in support of United Nations Development Program Global Environmental Facilities Small Grant Program (UNDP GEF-SGP).

According to UNDP GEF-SGP project document “Small Island Developing States (SIDS)are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts due to their small land area, susceptibility to natural disasters, geographical isolation, limited natural resources..”
Ugo Amadioha, Project Director
Foundation for Youth Development (FYD)

Technical Partners: Profiles
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• Principle Officer:
Wen Zhang, PhD. P.E
Assistant Professor
John A. Reif, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Director, The Environmental Engineering Teaching Laboratory –New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey USA
• EcoSystems Synergy of South Amboy, New Jersey: An Environmental Risk Mitigation and Renewable Energy Consulting firm.
• Barefoot College in the Pacific. As a global NGO, Barefoot College trains middle-aged women from rural villages world-wide to become solar engineers.
• Soqosoqo Vakamaram-Kadavu, Suva City, Fiji A Non-governmental Organization (NGO) that focuses on women empowerment covering the 14 provinces of Fiji Island.

Meet Our Team
Hon. Chibudom Nwuche
Wasiu Akindele
Gloria Stanley-Ngada