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Cover Page Full Application

Pacific-American Climate Fund


I. General Information
Name of Organization

Global Vision International Fiji LTD

Office Address

134 Ragg Avenue , Suva, Fiji

Website

www.gviworld.com

Phone Number

+6799492852

Date Established

February 2011 Locally incorporated 18th March 2013

Brief Organizational
Profile and Legal
Status

GVI Fiji is funded by Global Vision International, a UK based multiaward winning social enterprise established in 1998 to provide support
and services to international charities, organisations and governmental
agencies. GVI Fiji LTD is locally registered in Fiji as a non-profit LLC.
Our country program in Fiji is designed to assist Fijis communities in the
creation of sustainable infrastructure , to enrich local education, empower
youth leadership, and promote sustainable livelihoods.

Organizational Size

$400,000 USD

Board of Directors

Please enumerate names and position of BOT or similar governing body.

Name
Daniel Lund, Director GVI Fiji
Daniel Ponce Taylor Director of
Programs, (Shareholder GVI Fiji)
Steven Gwenin GVI CEO
(Shareholder GVI Fiji)
Contact Person/s
Name

Contact No./Email Address


+679 949 2852, dan.lund@gviworld.com
dan@gviworld.com
steve@gviworld.com
Position in the organization

Email

Daniel Lund Director GVI Fiji fiji@gviworld.com


LaurenBird Country Director
fiji@gviworld.com

Name, Position and


Signature of
Authorized
Representative

On behalf of the Applicant identified in Section 1, General Information,


of this application, I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge, this
application in its entirety contains only true and current information:
Daniel Lund, GVI FIJI DIRECTOR
_______________________________
Signature over name and position title

16/02/2015
Date

II. Project Information


Proposed Project Title

The CRAFT Initiative


Framework Target)

(Community

Resilience

Adaptation

Geographic Coverage

Fiji Dawasamu District Viti Levu + Fiji National Awareness


Campaigns

Target Beneficiaries

Directly engaging 9 Womens Groups (700 Women) and 500 men


across 9 communities, indirectly impacting total district population of
around 2500-300 people, Fiji National Youth, Primary and Secondary
school aged children.

Proposed Partners

Fiji Ministry of Education, Dawasamu Environment Movement, The


Daughters of Charity, Sing For Preparedness, Digicel, Fiji Rugby,
UNDP

Project Timeframe

36 Months

Requested Budget
from PACAM

195,000 USD

Proposed Cost Share

Approx 550,000 USD

Table of Contents
OVERVIEW

SPECIFIC GOALS, OUTPUT AND CO-BENEFITS


KEY CAPACITY BUILDING GOALS (WOMEN AND TARGET COMMUNITIES)
KEY CAPACITY BUILDING GOALS (GVI/CRAFT STAFF)

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TECHNICAL APPROACH

GLOBAL VISION INTERNATIONAL STAFF TRAINING AND STRATEGY ALIGNMENT


LOCAL LEADERSHIP INDUCTION TRAINING
COMMUNITY LEVEL INTERVENTIONS AND PROGRAM COMPONENTS
ACTIVITY BASED WORKSHOPS AND HANDS-ON SESSIONS

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FAMILIES FOR SAFE COMMUNITIES

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WATER FOR LIFE -WATER SECURITY, HEALTH AND SANITATION

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TOMORROWS HARVEST DESIGNING FOOD SECURITY FOR THE FUTURE

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ASSESSING FOOD SECURITY PROFILE (DAY 1 MORNING)


RECOGNIZING CHANGE - IDENTIFYING LINKS BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, HAZARDS AND FOOD
SECURITY- DAY 1 (AFTERNOON)
PLANNING FOR SECURITY, IDENTIFYING ADAPTATION SOLUTIONS (DELIVERED TO COMMUNITY)

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NEW IDEAS, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

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NATIONAL AWARENESS PROGRAM COMPONENTS

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ME AND MY ISLAND: CURRICULUM BOLT ON PROPOSAL


SING FOR PREPAREDNESS INSPIRING AWARENESS

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MANAGEMENT APPROACH AND KEY PERSONNEL

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PAST PERFORMANCE AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY

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ANNEXES

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CRAFT WORK PLAN


MONITORING AND EVALUATION PLAN
BRANDING AND MARKETING PLAN
COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH
SUSTAINABILITY

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We must adapt the social climate within vulnerable communities in order to empower
collective efforts to find real, actionable solutions to the challenges of climate change.

Overview
Pacific communities and nations are extremely vulnerable to various dangers associated with sea
level rise and the increasing severity and intensity of hydro-meteorological hazard events such as
drought, flooding and cyclones. Climate change in the Pacific threatens daily livelihoods, human
health and security, natural biodiversity, and the economic productivity of the region, and will
continue to test the natural threshold of remote communities to adapt. These risks are further
compounded and exacerbated by basic infrastructure and healthcare services, limited resources,
low average incomes, and factors surrounding social and political inequality. In addition to
dramatic changes to land and resource availability, Climate Change threatens to compromise the
progress of development efforts in the region and has the potential to cause political and social
conflict over resources, land ownership, the relocation of communities and nations, and the
subsequent degradation of cultural tradition and context.
The CRAFT initiative recognizes the value of the existing communalism that defines Pacific
Island culture and its importance in retaining organization and common benefits for
communities. The historical resilience of communities in the Pacific has been galvanized by
complex traditions relating to sustainable resource use, commodity sharing, and social structures
that create responsibilities around resource monitoring and restriction. However within this
communalism, gender-roles and restriction based on gender continues to restrict the ability of
communities to adapt social structures in order to reduce gender based vulnerability and take
advantage of the benefits involved with an integrated, non-gender biased voice when evaluating
potentially drastic changes to land use and livelihood.
Women in the Republic of Fiji continue to deal with various challenges to their human rights
associated with restrictions to traditional gender roles which result in limited opportunities for
education, social mobility and income, an overall lack of political presence in both local and
national governance and leadership, a deprioritized voice in domestic decision making, and
limited or non-existent traditional land rights. Furthermore, the women of Fijis rural
communities are particularly vulnerable to hazard risks and the negative impacts on human
security associated with climate change due in part to their limited physical mobility due to
traditional expected domestic duties, lack of exposure to awareness-building exercises relating to
developing environmental risks, vulnerability to health risks associated with maternal health,
child bearing, nutritional requirements, risks associated with basic sanitation, exposure to water
borne disease, lack of general health awareness education as well as psychological and
physiological risks associated with instances of domestic abuse. Womens traditional
responsibility for young children means that the capacity of women to adapt to changing social

and environmental conditions, understand and manage risks, and act before during and after
hazard events is inextricably linked to the vulnerability of children in Fijis rural communities.
The voice of women in the Pacific is a quiet one, a voice not heard in many decision making
forums and not usually included in the discussion and evaluation of climate risk and the
opportunities and challenges involved despite the pivotal role women play in the underlying
functionality of communities, their role in protecting and sustaining childrens health, and their
often unique understanding, view point, and perception of change.
The CRAFT (Community Resilience Adaptation Framework Target) initiative promotes a
strategic utilization of womens specific and unique capacity and awareness in relation to
change, risk, and opportunities for adaptation and recognizes the importance of taking into
account all elements of womens specific vulnerabilities associated with social restrictions,
cultural barriers, and physicality when designing and evaluating adaptation strategies.
The CRAFT initiative will engage womens groups through a series of interactive workshops in
The Dawasamu District of Fiji, a specific region that has demonstrated an increasingly
responsive and progressive approach to GVIs ongoing education enrichment and communitybased support programs. The region is defined by a large coastal population, changing coastal
morphology, intact traditional leadership structures, reliance on varied agriculture, and a
complex ridge to reef ecosystem which represents within it a diverse cross-section of Pacific
coastal/rural environments. The region demonstrates indicators of high natural resilience due to
the intact traditional practices that have kept systems of natural sustainability intact. This region
is considered to be facing mid-range climate risks in relation to national VCA profiles and has
not been the recipient of large scale DRR interventions or the target for key national aid
programs. The regions profile will require attention to a variety of potential hazards and
problems that are applicable to and relevant for coastal, highland, and peri-urban communities.
Without having had exposure to large scale interventions, this grouping of communities, defined
by their environmental and social profiles, offers a relevant testing ground for investigating
existing traditional resilience due to this interplay between the diverse physical environments of
the region and the traditional cultural structures and practice that operate within this context.
The program aims to engage the nine communities within the Dawasamu sub-district of the
Tailevu Province with the aim of directly engaging 65% of the estimated 700 women
(approximately 1,100 females within the region based on survey, approximately 700 of which
are of relevant age between 17-65 years old). Target Villages: Driti, Delakado, Luvunavuaka,
Nataleira, Silana, Nasinu, Nabualau, Delasui, Natadravu

Specific Goals, Output and Co-Benefits


Vulnerable communities must be provided with the understanding of the risks involved with
climate change in order to begin to evaluate the viability and importance of solutions. The
CRAFT initiative provides a process designed to empower communities to do so. By integrating
women, GVI personnel, and the wider communities into the processes, considerations, and
methodologies involved in climate aware adaptation this region specific pilot program has been

designed specifically with the aim of developing, through best practice, a series of methods and
tools that could be replicated and up-scaled nationally and internationally by communities and
project implementers. This will be achieved by empowering Women to assess, evaluate and
implement key domestic adaptive strategies for community resilience-building. This intiative
will produce tangible examples of low cost activity based approaches to climate risk
management co-authored by the voice of the rural women of Pacific communities.
Key Capacity Building Goals (Women and Target Communities)
By the end of the implementation period the majority of women living within the remote
Dawasamu District will have either an partial or full command of the following concepts,
methods, and skills
1. Understand the human risks associated with both hazard events and overall changes to
climate.
2. Be able to explain specific steps taken within their community that can ensure people are safe
during a hazard event (preparedness)
3. Be able to direct community members to Emergency Action Plan information and contacts
and be able to monitor and utilize a basic Early Warning System.
4. 30% of Participants will be able to deliver First Aid and Primary and Secondary Care.
5. Demonstrate greater confidence when discussing risks in the context of their community and
have greater ability to assess and identify risks on an ongoing basis
6. Understand changing risks associated with different types of water sources and demonstrate
specific methods for assessing water safety, storing and collecting rainwater, and reducing
water consumption.
7. Demonstrate understanding of the key vectors for water borne disease and methods for
prevention.
8. Demonstrate strong understanding of the importance of sanitation and be able to explain
various sanitation options for communities.
9. Be able to build simple hand washing stations (Tippy Taps) at a cost of $4 FJD
10. Demonstrate understanding of the changing availability of specific resources in the region and
the linkages between specific hazard events and food security
11. Advocate alternative agriculture methods and options available to the community and
demonstrate awareness of ways to procure new crops and access support.
12. Understand the importance of waste management and risks involved with improper waste
management.
13. Demonstrate awareness of the concept of Up-cycling and have the ability to, or knowledge of
the methods involved with creating up-cycled handicrafts as an income generating approach
to waste management.
14. Explain the concept of adaptation in accessible language and its relevance to rural and coastal
Pacific communities
15. Demonstrate understanding of 5-15 examples of a livelihood adaptations

16. Demonstrate understanding of of 3 10 examples of new income generation activity options


available for their community
17. Demonstrate strong understanding of how Micro-financing loans work and the defining
elements of a successful Micro-financed project.
18. Be able to direct community members to GVI Demonstration sites in the Dawasamu District
in order to see examples of (composting toilets, rainwater harvesting systems, recycling
stations, up-cycling income generation, seaweed farming, tippy tap handwash stations, anti
erosion planting, herb gardens, examples of Climate smart agriculture)
Key Capacity Building Goals (GVI/CRAFT Staff)
1. Program Personnel will be receive the key concepts and tools needed to reorganize and
conceptualize current program goals, experience, and skill-sets involving health, WASH,
education enrichment, womens empowerment, water and food security, and sustainable
environmental resource management into the larger context of Climate Change
Adaptation.
2. Demonstrate understanding of an interconnected approach to community based climate
risk reduction.
3. Demonstrate ability to plan and design long term interconnected workshop and activity
cycles
4. Understand key performance indicators associated with project goals and methods for
monitoring indicators.
(Key Capacity Building Goals for National Youth and Children are discussed below)
These elements will produce the following distinct broader outcomes:
1. Develop a replicable model for adaptation related activities through gender-aware

community based approach for the benefit of Pacific practitioners. This location focused
pilot project will report upon the process, successes, failures, and unique observations in a way
that will help inform future recommendations for localized gender-aware adaptation strategies
for Pacific rural communities and help to address a lack of accessible and tried and tested
practical activities that Pacific communities and governments can refer to when setting
adaptation targets for vulnerable communities.
2. Reduce exposure risks before they develop further within this region while producing
distinct long-term co-benefits in relation to income, livelihood options, and general health
awareness. This will be further enabled by the long term monitoring and support committed by
GVI to the region beyond the initial project period.
3. Build long-term organizational capacity - An element of the proposed budget has been
allocated to fund various trainings to enrich the long term capacity of GVIs program staff
through both internal and outsourced training programs and personal study. Specialized training
will be developed to inform activities related to the specific material presented in workshops.

4. National Awareness Demonstrate two approaches to national awareness geared at youths


and children through the engagement of national media and the review of the opportunities
involved with the reassessment of national curriculum materials in a way that better prepares
children for the requirements of adaptation, preparedness, and environmental custodianship.
These approaches will draw upon best practice from the Caribbean region and Indonesia with a
view to exemplify the benefits of further communication and best practice sharing between
island nations and regions.
5. Womens Empowerment This initiative will challenge womens groups to actively assess
and further understand the risks involved with climate change while providing women with the
tools to actively engage issues through specific training. This initiative will explore the specific
vulnerability profile of women in relation to climate change in the Pacific and work to better
identify the unique capacity women have to facilitate adaptation-focused change for the benefit
of the greater community. Through long term interaction and capacity building women will have
the opportunity and resources required to have a more active role in livelihood adaptation.
Through training and active participation it is hoped that women, many of whom will not have
had access to a long term forum for capacity building, will be able to have a greater voice in
decision making, either as an individual or through the collective voice of the target womens
group. Formal reporting on the impact benefits and issues involved when engaging women
specifically on large scale issues, usually reserved for traditional leadership meetings, will
provide valuable experience useful for informing ongoing gender-based empowerment efforts.
Specific activities for women that that promote adaptation goals, and reduce the specific factors
that increase womens vulnerability to climate change will be key to the long term effectiveness
of the projects.

TECHNICAL APPROACH
The project outcomes discussed above will be achieved through cycle of assessments,
workshops, and training sessions that will build capacity through a planned process designed to
maximize engagement and participation. This process is summarized below.

Build organizational capacity to assess risks and key vulnerabilities within communities
Build organizational capacity to support community based process of adaptation and
mitigation to risks
Engage Communities and Stakeholders
Evaluate capacity while delivering awareness based workshops within communities
Re-assess initial observational assessments based on newly compiled interactional
information taken from workshops and familiarization meetings
Introduce Activity based engagements for communities and build rapport
Engage and empower women in through a participatory approach that invites women to
share experience and become actively involved in hands on activities.

Provide training on key concepts and methods. Suggest and promote relevant incentive
based solutions and assist communities with implementation
Engage youth groups and children through national media and education system to
bolster inter generational awareness of climate risks
Develop a framework and toolkit for a gender-aware approaches to adaptation activities
in Pacific communities based on the CRAFT implementation outcomes.

Global Vision International Staff Training and Strategy Alignment


The CRAFT initiative will utilize funding for a four day staff training workshop in Suva that will
introduce the format of the CRAFT program and its on the ground implications to daily
operations, resources use, volunteer training, and overall strategic goals. The workshops will
integrate planning and discussion of strategy with general training on Disaster Risk Reduction,
Resilience Indicators, Women and vulnerable groups in Emergencies, VCA Assessments, Socioeconomic profiling techniques, hazard mapping, land assessment and demarcation etc. The
training will be written and delivered in part by Daniel Lund CRAFT Initiative Proposer (see
below for profile) , online presentations on rural resilience will be delivered by the Asian
Disaster Preparedness Centre in Bangkok, and a component on awareness and the Sing for
Preparedness concept delivered by Joan Bastide. GVI staff members will be introduced to the
following CRAFT 6 key guidelines for facilitating personnel:

Context First : Establish in depth understanding of recipient contexts through sensitivity


and familiarity with traditional activities, culture, and livelihoods.
The Community is the specialist: Value and actively pursue local perspectives. Ensure
all assessments are made in consultation with communities and take into account the
evaluation and experience of the different stakeholders within the community
Defined goals are achievable goals: Establish viable, realistic goals associated with
specific quantifiable success indicators and methods for monitoring.
Sustain Relevance: Influence through rapport, consultation and mutual respect.
Be Process Aware: Monitor and review progress with an open mind to results.
Simple actions, well planned can be major solutions: The fundamental key to reducing
risk is the investment of time in planning. In order to adapt behavior time must be
allocated to evaluate evolving future risks emphasis the value of planning,
communication, preparedness, and early response.

Local Leadership Induction Training


A CRAFT introduction course will be arranged for village leadership, key stakeholders and
Local Dawasamu Environment movement local representatives, that will provide detailed
information on the program, timelines, goals, as well as training pertaining to the concepts
involved.

Outsourced Training The following courses have been researched and identified as being of
particular suitability to the program focus and demonstrative of the best value in terms of skill
development, and accessibility for GVI personnel.
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre End to End multi-hazard Early Warning Systems June

8-12 One GVI staff member will be funded to attend the ADPC EWS specialist course in
Bangkok. This staff member will then head up EWS design and analysis. www.adpc.net
Centre for Sustainable Development Diploma Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change
(Course code OL 340) - all GVI staff involved in CRAFT program will be provided with funding

for this 8 month training course comprised of 4 modules. This long-term investment in training
will help inform CRAFT program delivery and the long term skill base for GVI community
interactions. www.CSD-i.org
Climate Smart Agriculture (Course Code 333) Esava Bainivalu, GVI staff member responsible

for Agriculture adaptation design will be funded to undertake this online course in order to
enrich general knowledge of CSA. www.CSD-i.org

Community level Interventions and Program Components


Initial Assessment Stage CRAFT trainers and volunteers will complete an initial assessment

phase involving systematic visits to the target villages to reassess GVI current profiles based on
CRAFT training and priorities. During these visits, CRAFT personnel will utilize the existing
relationships and survey data of the GVI program to build up in depth profiles on each of the
communities inclusive of key contact details, income sources, water source details, observed
risks and challenges to livelihood etc (This early data will be used to help inform initial
workshop priorities). Permissions will be arranged in consultation with both government
ministries and provincial government to identify and reduce any overlap between initiatives.
Initial Familiarization Workshops - Familiarization workshops will be delivered to the wider

community of each village and will introduce basic concepts of climate change through an
approach inclusive of religious views and localized to observed personal experience. This
introduction to a concept of change will require a sensitive approach to avoid faith-based
objections. This entry point will be made possible through a focus on the observed locally
accepted changes and experiences rather than global scale impacts and will build upon past
interactions and relationships established by GVI in the region. Practitioners will discuss
assessment findings, discuss and agree upon identified priorities for the community, and then
focus on dissemination of an overview of the CRAFT program. All CRAFT activities in villages
will be introduced to village committees and the wider community before engaging womens
groups specifically to ensure the intentions of the program are understood and the correct
protocols adhered to. Headmen will be specifically briefed on the goals of the program, the value
of enabling the community to devote time to the sessions and help with scheduling and the
incentives involved in the training. These workshops will be followed by initial informal
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trusting and open atmosphere for engagement on key issues and create a line communication for
scheduling in workshops and proposed activities.
Assessment Recapitulation Report Assessment findings will be analyzed and compiled into a

spreadsheet that will present a VCA profile, contact directory, socio-economic profile and
proposed intervention schedule for each of the communities. This document will act as the
cornerstone for developing the specific deliver of the below workshops and help program staff to
tailor make the program to address the priorities of each community.

Activity Based Workshops and Hands-on Sessions


A training schedule will be introduced to each village womens group in accordance to
prioritized assessment findings and initial familiarization workshop outcomes. A system for
feedback from participants will be implemented at the end of every section of each training
session to monitor quality of delivery, and comprehension and used to dynamically inform future
sessions in an active approach to feedback. Hands-on sessions will focus on a participatory
approach through observational relevancy, individual testimonials drawing on personal
experience, and involve active engagements (for example photographing relevant issues in an
interactive walk around the village). Trainings will work to highlight benefits of presented
concepts from all angles and clarify multiple incentives. Each training section will culminate in
an action plan and timeframe for monitoring progress. Each participant will receive a training
booklet and will receive stamps for each completed session to help track attendance and
incentivize full commitment to available sessions by providing a form of recognition and pride
associated with program participation

Families For Safe Communities


This first womens group workshop will lay the foundation required for later sessions through an
initial focus on disaster risk (as opposed to climate risk). This session will also seek to identify
and reduce the perceived gap between mens understanding of hazard risks and preparedness
(including EWS and contingency) and womens command of the concepts. This goal will be
achieved through a presentation and discussion surrounding the following questions: Are women
aware of current and potential risks to their community? What are they? Why prepare for risks,
can we prepare? How do we know when to prepare? How do women traditionally work with men
to secure home and livelihood in this village? What is a womens role in preparedness? What
systems are in place to provide early warning? How well do women understand existing
systems? What sort of access do women have to weather services, news, training, etc? What are
some of the challenging events that the village have experienced? What are the main challenges
to women during natural hazards? How many women have mobile phones?
Facilitator will utilize the resulting discussion from the above questions to focus on the
importance of and identification of current systems of EWS and contingency plans from a

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womens perspective. Work with the group to identify and map available resources, known risks,
and compile historical information based on the collective memory of hazards.
ALL COMMUNITY PRESENTATION - Community hall presentations will be open to the
entire community or set of communities in question an will open with the questions surrounding
observed changes, historical hazards, and concerns in a way that will open up discussion and the
relevance of discussing safety and preparation. The subject matter in this session will involve
both DRR and Mitigation related material but will help to form the foundation for adaptation
engagements in later interactions. Each presentation will geared to local priorities and risks but
will generally include the following components and will utilize mutual interests with the
Dawasamu Environment Movement to promote a re-evaluation of village management plans in
relation to these issues. CRAFT team will assess where are the knowledge gaps are. GVI will
use this opportunity to amass information on existent traditional DRR related activities,
traditional early warning systems, and relevant traditional practices in order to understand the
key cultural/traditional considerations required to identify potential issues that may hinder or
help inform efforts when creating recommendations and activity plans.
Coastal Risk Mitigation Identify practical risk mitigation solutions: Reducing Dangers of tin
roofing, Drainage management. What can we plant to combat erosion?
Early Warning Systems Evaluate current systems formal and informal. Produce examples of
low tech systems based on local knowledge of the environmental indicators.
Contingency Planning and Emergency Action Plans Discuss evacuation plans, safe zones,
high ground, identify relevant contact numbers for display in community hall. Discussion of and
evacuation drills prior to hurricane season (a sample drill will be filmed, watched and discussed).
Identification of vulnerable groups, mobility issues, transport options.
Demarcation of Risk Zones in relations to future risks and known risks to be used in reference
to current infrastructure and future developments. Mapping high risk zones.
Health in Emergencies: delivery of GVIs Water borne disease awareness and prevention
training.
GVI Follow up Outputs and Tasks post workshop GVI volunteers will be tasked with the
following follow up activities

First Aid for Womens Groups - Emergency First Response Training courses will be run by
GVIs EFR instructors in target communities
Monitor ongoing development of Community specific EWS and EAPs through the creation
of the documents, systems, and protocols in consultation with community leaders.
Sea level rise risk evaluation exercise and land demarcation exercise. Anti erosion planting in
relevant coastal communities (Vertiver Grass)

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Report on Risks to Relevant Stakeholders and highlight any issues that are perceived to be in
need of specific attention to national authorities (electrical hazards, widespread sickness,
major hazards in government schools)

Water For Life -Water Security, Health and Sanitation


In the Dawasamu District there are frequent issues with water contamination due to the open
source collection of water from hill-sides and streams. Contamination of water sources occurs
frequently and there have been of large scale outbreaks of diarrhea and dengue have over the last
few years. Due to the remote location of the area, there is no intervention from the Fiji water
authority and communities are responsible for the management of water. During drought water
shortages are compounded by water quality issues and during periods of high rain, run off from
the surrounding hill-sides contaminates running sources immediately. Hillside dams provide
water for the majority of communities and rainwater harvesting systems are rare in this district.
Fluctuating extremes between drought and heavy rain periods due to climate change in recent
years this issue is of increasing concern nationwide. Womens frequent use of water for a variety
of tasks (washing, cooking, bathing children) has meant that many women are well positioned to
monitor and conserve water sources.
This workshop will focused on water access issues, water quality health risks, and methods for
ensuring safe access to consistent sources of water during times of drought, disaster, and identify
systems for water management during key water collection periods. GVI will conduct a full audit
of each communities water infrastructure with a specific focus on its relation to population and
the available diversity of sources prior to the workshop.
Key workshop focus questions: where does our water come from?, what problems have we had
with water?, what have we done before during water shortages? Do we have enough water,
drink enough water, and store enough water? Have we noticed problems with sanitation?
Training components: Rainwater harvesting promotion and best practice, dangers to water
sources, source monitoring, system upkeep, drought strategies, maximizing collection,
anticipating source disruption/shortage/quality risks, examples drawing on lessons learned.
Sessions will assess suitability of toilet facilities in relation to the village water security profile.
Key focus will be placed on hygiene and sanitation and the understanding and identification of
existing health risks (dengue fever, typhoid, and leptospirosis) and the increasing risk of
infection due to changing climate. Where relevant raining will be provided on what is a
composting toilet? How does it work?, is it safe and acceptable? to reduce stigma with regards
to composting toilets in areas that that would benefit from them as a way to conserve water and
ensure greater hygiene.
GVI Volunteer Follow up Activities:

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Water source upkeep days volunteers and community members will work on repairing and
improving water storage and collection through low cost community funded repair work
(mosquito netting over tanks, replacement of leaking taps, dam maintenance, gutter cleaning,
tank cleaning, disposal of standing water and reduction of vectors for standing water).
Tippy Tap Hand-wash Stations - Train women to build simple Tippy Tap hand-wash stations
using available materials in the villages (valued at $4 and can be maintained by children).
Composting Toilet Information -GVIs low cost Aus Aid and Unicef approved composting
toilet design, Fiji specific materials list, and upkeep instructions will be provided to relevant
communities along with funding strategies (GVI Funds have been used to fund and build
composting toilets in three key locations as demonstration models which can be visited by
interested communities). GVI will offer free consultation, project management, and labour for
any community in the Tailevu district interested in funding composting toilets.
Water in Emergencies provide emergency water purification and safe sanitation practices
training for communities. Assign and train specific community members to be WatSan wardens
in keeping with Red Cross approved methods.

Tomorrows Harvest Designing Food Security for the Future


Agriculture and Fishing are the main source of income and nutrition for the majority of Fijis
rural and coastal communities. Changing weather patterns have impacted agricultural seasonal
calendars and have depleted fish stocks. Adapting agriculture and diet to these changes will
require different agricultural methods and crops. Changes to weather patterns and the subsequent
effect on the seasonal calendar and the associated traditional activities linked to agriculture has
traditional and cultural implications that can in some cases restrict the diversification process
(ceremonies surrounding the planting of white yams and their harvest, cultivation of Yaqona,
inter-clan trading of produce, gender roles related to different fishing methods etc). With this
understanding the CRAFT initiative will address Womens specific experience of changes while
increasing awareness of food security risks and introducing potential solutions.
Objectives Involve women in assessment of diet and food sources, identify risks to food
security, evaluate womens role in food security around hazard events, develop a plan for
improving security, empower women to conceptualize and cumulatively assess changing
conditions and the resulting impact on the availability of food.
Assessing food Security Profile (Day 1 Morning)
Compile and assess the food sources utilized by the community through discussion with village
women. Project facilitators will work to create village food security profiles identifying both
traditional and newly introduce food sources, record information on challenges to sources, and
compile information on produce that is sold for income and produce that is kept for consumption.
The assessment above will be completed through 3 methods discussion aided by visuals and
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natural food sources as well as sources bought from outside the area and a final exercise which
will task the group with making a food security map identifying food sources, what is sold and
what is bought in return, prices/value of each component, and any identified challenges to
availability or quality. Deliver results of session is this a good profile of the village diet?
Recognizing Change - Identifying Links between Environmental Change, Hazards and
Food Security- Day 1 (Afternoon)
- Womens role in food security who collects/buys/decides on the food?
- Evaluate womens role in food security before, during, and after hazards.
- Historical mapping of womens experience of how food was affected during hazard events
- Drought awareness affects on food security?
- Flooding / Cyclone awareness affects on food security?
- How has our access to food sources changed and how has our planting, gathering and
harvest activities changed as a result?. Identify main stressors and changes to diet
- Changes to Health - Investigate health issues reported by the women of the village with
questions geared to draw out information on diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure,
and malnutrition. Discussion of dietary considerations (Green vegetables, sugar intake).
Are we selling the right produce and consuming the right produce and is health factored
into this decision (selling Taro leaves and fish to buy canned fish?).
Planning for Security, Identifying Adaptation Solutions (Delivered to community)
This workshop will involve all members of the community and will recognize mens prominent
role in agriculture. Women will join the workshop having benefited from the previous session
and will have a head start on some concepts and be encouraged to contribute to the discussion of
issues involving agriculture that are in many cases dominated by men. Identify food sources and
the stressors on and changes impacting these sources as a group (facilitator to note any key
differences in gender specific contributions between the sessions). Presentation on diversification
and adaptation of food source security:

Land-use Management Growing at elevation, consideration for agriculture in relation


to hazards and changing water access. Risks involved with bush burning. Provide
information and contacts for the procurement of tree saplings that can be provided free of
charge by the Fiji Ministry of Forestry if applied for. GVI will offer support in facilitating
this process.
Fishing for the Future, Fisheries Management GVI will provide information on
locally management marine areas and the benefits involved with proper Tabu
management. As active Fiji Locally Management Area Network members, GVI will
provide information on membership in the FLMMA network.
New Crops Drought resistant crops, valuable produce, non-indigenous vegetables.
Example: herbs successfully locally grown by GVI and explain how they are used and
how much they sell for in cities and towns (basil, ginger, coriander) as a way to keep an

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income from agriculture that could then fund other food purchases. Provide information
on where new types of seeds can be purchased.
Waste Management Composting and its value for agriculture, health risks associated
with poor waste management (burning plastic in the home, burning near home), benefits
of recycling and up-cycling, plastic pollution in the Pacific and fisheries.
Case Studies - Presentation on productive community vegetable gardens initiative in Fiji

GVI Volunteer Follow up Activities

Community or Womens Group specific vegetable garden establishment using new


methods, Ongoing Survey of market sales,
Support in sourcing new seeds, distribution of new market info (ginger),
Agricultural opportunity assessments in highland areas,
Establishment of Clean Village Committees

New Ideas, New Opportunities


In the final 6 month phase of the program, a workshop on Innovations for livelihood and
Adaptation building upon all the previous components of the initiative. The workshop will focus
on the reasons why new ideas for adapting both livelihood and domestic functions of daily life
have the potential to further ensure the security and longevity of communities in the face of the
challenges understood to now require consideration (resilience). Womens groups will have the
option of signing up for 1 or 2 of the following training courses on initiatives that have been run
successfully by GVI in the past. Besides from the demonstrated benefits of the activities and
training these courses will also provide strong examples of the type of new opportunities that can
help to diversify changing livelihoods and increase safety and wellbeing. CRAFT Group
Leadership Field Trips will be arranged for womens group leaders to visit GVIs demonstration
sites in order to visit operational recycling points, composting toilets, compost stations, antierosion planting examples, meet women who are successfully earning money from the Trash to
Treasure Initiative, and learn about the Clean Silana initiative.
Trash to Treasure training workshop run in partnership with Sister Ana from the Daughters of
Charity and her training team, this course teaches women to weave plastic trash into attractive
purses which can be sold in Suva for income generation and help to bolster awareness about the
value and importance of up cycling and recycling and reducing ocean pollution. This course has
been run in the past by GVI and The Daughters of Charity in Silana village where there is now
over 15 homes receiving an added income of $75 FJD. The method utilizes traditional handicraft
weaving skills and is now a highly desirable skill in the district based on the success in Silana.
Seaweed Farming GVIs Marine Research Program Managers based in the Lomaiviti group
will run a training course for communities with coastal land appropriate for seaweed farming and
volunteers will be sourced for supporting with the seaweed farming process from nursery to
harvest. Initial cuttings will be sourced via the Ministry of Fisheries.

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Bee Keeping GVIs Esava Bainivalu, agriculture consultant, will deliver two instances of a
general workshop for the district on the economic opportunities and methodology involved with
honey production. This workshop will explain the process from investment in materials all the
way to marketing. Clear info investment costs, requirements, average yield, market price and
demand will be provided and communities will be provided with assistance if they wish to start
the process and invest in initial startup costs.
CRAFT Micro-Financing Support- Facility in the form of a support group will be provided to
womens groups based on request who have received, are currently managing, or wish to apply
for small micro-financing loans offered by local banks. Since 2013 a large number of womens
specific small loans have been offered in Fiji and with many being approved for the Dawasamu
District. GVI staff have reported on ongoing issues with the use of the loans and a high
incidence of failed investments or misuse of funds. GVI will engage discussion on past issues
with income generation in order to develop and understanding of how income has been used and
the different profiles and role men and women play when it comes to purchasing and decision
making. GVIs volunteer base and resident staff will be assigned to specific womens groups to
support with accounting, planning and general micro financing management.

National Awareness Program Components


Me and My Island: Curriculum Bolt On Proposal
The current school curriculum for primary and secondary school students in Fiji has been
evaluated by GVI as lacking updated information pertaining to hazard awareness, relevant
environmental awareness, and missing in many cases, an important opportunity to educate
children on a changing environment (GVI EE Program, Annual Report 2012). In classes 5-8 the
national curriculum touches on what to do in an emergency (flood, earthquake or cyclone) and
basic first aid, hygiene, and safety skills in health and social sciences and geography.
Since 2011 GVI has invested thousands of volunteer hours developing interactive learning
materials, providing 1-on-1 support for struggling primary and secondary school students, while
assisting under-resourced teachers across 7 primary and secondary schools in Fiji. This year
GVIs education enrichment program has expanded into every school in the Dawasamu District
enabling GVI to interact with and support every school going child in the area. This full time
access to the learning environment of a variety of different age groups has enabled GVI
education specific personal to develop highly effective interactive learning materials.
The CRAFT initiative will utilize this structure for the testing and development of a syllabus
designed to raise students awareness of hazards, the impacts and risks involved with hazards.
The CRAFT initiative will help provide the training and funding required for GVI project leaders
to develop through both consultation with external sources and through GVIs internal resources
a simple, visual, and interactive program designed to increase awareness of hazards and
associated risks, propose specific school based preparedness requirements and create a platform

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to present basic concepts involved and associated with environmental change and adaptation.
GVIs Education Project Leaders working across three schools in the region will work with
CRAFT specific staff and existing contacts in the Fiji Ministry of Education and potentially via
the AusAid AQEP program to develop a bolt-on to the national curriculum based on inclassroom development GVI will pilot the bolt-on across two of GVIs full time Education
programs in primary schools and report back on results before proposing the final draft of the
bolt-on to the Fiji Ministry of Education for consideration. During this process, GVI will utilize
contacts through GVIs programs in South East Asia and contacts in the Caribbean to help
inform material and resource development.

Sing for Preparedness Inspiring Awareness


The Sing for Preparedness concept was initially run in the Carribean by the Red Cross in
Grenada
and
was
supported
by
Digicell
and
UNDP.
The
concept
(www.singforpreparedness.com) was put together by Joan Bastide who arranged the competition
and worked to harness and inspire the natural musical ability and passion of local youth in a song
competition designed to raise awareness of the importance of disaster preparedness in the
Caribbean. The CRAFT initiative will include a sing for preparedness competition into the
work plan with the understanding that the importance and passion for song and dance in Fiji can
similarly be employed to inspire a creative method for awareness raising. Joan Bastide has been
consulted in relation to this proposed program and has pledged his support in replicating the
competition in Fiji and provided relevant information and methodologies for implementation.

CRAFT will introduce through radio and media a song competition with a $1500 FJD
reward for the best written and performed song related to the importance of disaster
preparedness. Aim for promotion through church groups and via Fiji Rugby. Digicel and
UNDP will be approached for support referencing to previous instances of the
competition.
Contestants will perform on a given day at a central Suva location and promotions will be
made through GVIs in-country partner the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The winners will be given an opportunity to make a short music video which will be
broadcast on Fiji One.
CRAFT will actively utilize Facebook and Twitter to promote the competition and
activities and engage as many supporters as possible through the support of GVIs
outreach program manager based in Suva

Management Approach and Key Personnel


The CRAFT initiative will utilize GVIs existing relationship and interactional baseline of
collaboration with communities in the Dawasamu District. GVIs full time volunteer project and
community / education support initiatives will realign current operations in support of CRAFT
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for the CRAFT initiative to work alongside 6 specialist resident staff reporting to GVIs regional
office staff team in Suva which is comprised of 3 senior managers. The delivery of the main
thematic workshops will provide a forum to deliver important awareness, collect survey data and
key information through discussion, and provide key skills sets and methodology training.
Workshop subject matter and learning will then be guided toward tangible results through follow
up activities, that will utilize specifically trained volunteers for support with to follow up
implementation of activities, further training and monitoring. CRAFT specific staff and GVI
staff will all report to the GVI Country Director and regional office and progress and activity
reports provided weekly.
Key Personnel
Daniel Lund - will act as the Lead CRAFT consultant to GVI Fiji and will be responsible for
working with GVI staff to develop training materials, analyze assessment data, and compile
reports throughout the program. Daniel Lund heled established GVI Fiji in 2011 and was
employed as Country Director until 2014 when he moved into a non-executive position in order
to take up employment as the Head of Climate Change and Regional Affairs for The British High
Commission in Suva. Daniel has five consecutive years of experience designing and directing
community based programs in Fiji and is uniquely positioned due to his background of
experience working with local leadership in the Dawasamu District. Daniel Lund has designed
the CRAFT program in keeping with this experience and has resigned from his executive
position in order to further pursue policy level interaction with the challenges of Climate change
in the Pacific whilst offering consultative support of GVI as a non-executive director. Daniel has
served as the Vice President of the Fiji Red Cross Nadi Branch and is an Alumni of the 6th
International Training course on Climate Risk Management in a Changing Environment
facilitated by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre in Bangkok.
Lauren Bird, GVIs newly established Country Director and GVI employee since 2011, will
assume responsibility for the management of the CRAFT budget, the coordination of GVI staff
and resources in support of the initiative and timelines and provide full time support to the field
staff and volunteers from GVIs regional office in Suva. Lauren was pivotal in the initial
establishment of GVIs programs in the Dawasamu district in 2013 and has a strong relationship
with the communities of the Region. Lauren has a masters degree in Management and
Accounting and has managed over a million US dollars in funding since joining GVI in Fiji.
Owen Doel, Dawasamu Base Manager responsible for on the ground delivery of CRAFT
initiative. Owen has two years experience managing operations for GVI and has been involved in
the development of the contributory elements of the CRAFT initiative and has a strong
relationship and rapport with target communities. Owen is the local offsite Health and Safety
Manager, TEFL Trainer, Emergency First Response Trainer, and is responsible for GVIs health
and safety, management, and quality assurance protocols.

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Esava Bainivalu GVI Agriculture Consultant, Esava has over ten years experience working
with Fijis communities to develop sustainable and profitable agriculture practice. Esava
received training in tropical agriculture in Japan before working for the Fiji Ministry of
Agriculture and has worked with various NGO and Communities in Fiji to maximize and
diversify local agriculture.
The Silana Youth Group GVI is partnered directly with the Silana Youth Group (of
Dawasamu) through an MOU that identifies GVIs presence in the Region and the goals of
GVIs interaction. Silana Youth Group members work along side volunteers to help with
community outreach and liaison, traditional protocol compliance and project labour.
The Dawasamu Environment Movement and Isoa Koroi - Isoa is the founder of the Dawasamu
Environment Movement which is a local organization comprised of community leaders, tourism
operators, and environmentalists that has supported and facilitated the introduction of GVIs
support program to the region. Isoa and DEM have created a forum for influencing sustainable
land use and economic development in the district and the CRAFT initiative will help support
with many of the key focus areas identified by DEM by helping influence environmental best
practice and decision making in the region.
Assumption of Risk GVI produces quarterly risk assessments on project activities that are
signed by all participants. A quarterly audit of project activities is carried out along side the risk
assessment in keeping with UK H+S regulations. All GVI program staff are required to carry
specific Emergency action plans for all operations and all staff have received GVIs Offsite
Safety Management Training Course, have First Aid Qualifications. All personnel are required to
carry personal insurance and have a current criminal record check. GVI Staff are covered by
GVIs Third Party Liability insurance. GVI has a licenses from the Fiji Teacher Board to assist
in Schools and permission from the Provincial council to carry out support programs in the
region.

Past Performance and Institutional Capacity


As a locally registered, volunteer funded social enterprise, Global Vision International represents
a unique format in the context of development organizations in Fiji, with an open mandate to
interact with organizations, government, local communities and a dynamic model for training
and engaging volunteers. Since 2014 GVI has implemented a series of full time volunteer
powered projects to engage key issues such as education enrichment, youth empowerment and
water and food security in Fiji. GVI has worked specifically with youth and womens groups,
and primary and secondary schools, alongside a variety of local partners and stakeholders.
Global Vision International has been working in the Dawasamu District since 2013, working to
improve community infrastructure, enrich primary and secondary education, promote womens
empowerment, and influence social cohesion through collaborative youth programs and income
generation schemes. In the Dawasamu District GVI has developed a strong presence and inter-

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personal relationship with multiple villages which has been made possible by a full time resident
program based in the district. A proactive engagement of both local and international volunteers,
youth groups, and committees has laid the foundation for a trusting and responsive relationship
and created a receptive audience for interventions. Through community assessments and
observation it has become clear that the immediate adaptation strategies applicable to community
life require attention to and re-evaluation of both domestic daily activities and secondly to large
scale decision making on land use. The latter requiring policy level dialogue and the former
being accessible through a community based approach that involves clear training on perceived
problems, gathers feedback on local understanding, and finally provides training on the
explained benefits of proposed solutions.
With this approach GVI has successfully implemented community based programs that
positively influence both quality of life and social cohesion in Fijis remote villages. The
organization has received specific recognition in relation to education enrichment in schools,
water security improvements, and innovative design of low cost village infrastructure.
GVI has established specific presence working with women in the district in relation to income
generation that continue to successfully enable women to earn income for their families. GVI
staff have also worked with young women on sensitive subject matter such as sexual health,
sexual abuse in schools, and issues surrounding female health in community contexts. GVIs
interactional relationship in the Dawasamu district has had and continues to have an empowering
presence for both women and children in the region and a generally progressive impact on
communities due to the fact that many of the organizations senior staff are female from higher
management down to field management and 75% of GVIs volunteers are female. These facts
challenge gender norms in a positive way and GVIs female personnel have gained growing
access to forums that are generally male dominated.
Key GVI Fiji program milestones and success indicators

In 2012 GVI completed the most comprehensive audit of water infrastructure to date
across 5 islands in the Nacula District of the drought prone Northern Yasawas islands.
2011-2014 GVIs Water Security program in the Yasawa Islands was implemented
across 10 villages and through both capacity building, direct maintenance, and funding
GVI installed over 1,000,000 additional litres of rainwater harvesting capacity in the
region dramatically changing the annual water shortage profile in relation to previous
assessments.
2012- GVI provides 25 personnel to assist the under-resourced Nadi Branch of the Red
Cross in the assessment and distribution of aid during major flooding, tripling response
time and highlighting major capacity gaps in emergency preparedness.
2013 GVI selected by MWH Global as key implementer for funds associated with
water security issues in Fiji
2013 2014 GVI manages the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries Seaweed farm pilot program
and successfully achieves a 5 ton harvest.

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2014 GVI Fiji Composting Toilet Design approved and adopted by AusAid and GVI
nominated as lead consultant for funding relating to sanitation infrastructure in schools
2014 GVI Fiji establishes an in depth training course for Waste Management in Fijis
rural communities in response to growing waste disposal issues and prevalence of
Dengue fever. Inclusive of recycling point designs, up-cycling income generation
programs, composting and a presentation on plastic pollution in the Pacific.
2011 2014 GVI Fiji has provided an average of 300,000 hours of one-on-one tuition
support for struggling students per year

Key Resources
Infrastructure in Dawasamu - GVI operates a purpose build residential base of operations in
Silana village (Dawasamu District) which is comprised of volunteers and specialist staff member
accommodation, cooking facilities, and a training room. GVI accesses project sites and re-supply
using two 4x4 vehicles, public transportation, and hired transport as needed.
MWH Funding GVI has been awarded funding for the second time by the global engineering
firm, MWH Global, after the successful management of MWHs water security project in 2013.
Current funding will be utilized for Rainwater Harvesting System construction in the Dawasamu
district which will complement the CRAFT program and support the Water For Life training
component.
Research Capacity GVI runs a marine conservation and climate change adaptation research
base on Caqalai Island in the Lomaiviti Group of Fiji which continues to inform new approaches
and best practice for island resilience building and local fisheries management and will support
relevant interventions.
Volunteer Support GVI recruits self-funded volunteers year round from a variety of
backgrounds who are passionate about sustainable development and bring skills, experience and
labor support for all operations.
Specialist Staff -. GVIs core field is team made up of specialists in education, environmental
research, youth empowerment, management accounting, community based project management,
marine biology and international development policy. GVI has access to a global recruitment
database for sourcing specialist staff.
Cost Share The CRAFT initiative has been designed to enrich and further organize GVIs
current Dawasamu Program in order to utilize key resources and experience relevant to multifaceted and holistic approach to gender-aware community based adaptation. Through staff
enrichment training and the use of GVI existing infrastructure, overlapping budgets and
overheads and the use of existing project sites demonstration models the CRAFT project will
redefine GVIs programs utilizing GVIs own experience and resource sin a way that will benefit
from lessons learned and provide greater scope for the production of upscale-able and relevant
results.

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Annexes
Craft Work Plan
2017-18

Q3

Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

4-1

Q2


Alignment of GVI program with CRAFT

Q1

Q4

Detail

Q3

Q2

Program Quarter

2016

2015

CRAFT Work Plan


Workshop Material Design and Compilation

Initial Assessment Phase

Activities / Phases

CRAFT Training weekend for GVI Staff

ADPC EWS Training Bangkok

OL340 Community Based Climate


Adaptation Training
OL333 Climate Smart Agriculture
Dawasamu Environment Movement and
Community leadership training

Familization Workshops
Assessment Recap Report
Families for Safer Communities
Emergency First Response Training
EWS Design and Deployment
Water For Life Workshops
Water For Life Hands on Field work
Tomorrow Harvest Workshop
Women's Agriculture Activities
New Ideas New Opportunities
Trash To Treasure Training
Livelihood Projects
CRAFT Womens Leadership Field Trips

Me and My Island Curriculum Development

Sing for Preparedness Song Competition


Final Reporting

w
A

EWS Capacity Building


General Staff Enrichment training via online
course
Smart Agriculture Capacity Building
Leadership introduction and training workshop
Planning Period and Material Design
Surveys, Assessments, Village Visits
Formal Introduction to Communities
Data and Assessment analysis
Cycle of Workshops
First Aid Training for Communities
EWS design with community groups
Cycle of Workshops
Hands on Volunteers supported implementation
of WFL initiatives
Cycle of Workshops
Smart Agriculture implementation and
development of women's group vegetable
gardens
Cycle of workshops

Cycle of workshops run by Daughters of Charity


on up-cycling income generation handicrafts

EG. Micro-financing, Seaweed Farming, Waste


Management - volunteer led programs

Scheduled trips to visit GVI demo sites of best


practice for Women's group leadership

Long term development interlinked with GVI's


ongoing Education Enrichment program across
all District Schools
Sing for Preparedness Competition in run in the
lead up to Cyclone Season
Final Reporting Phase, production of reports and
finalization of methods and resources

Type Key: Workshop (W), Staff Training (s), Report R, Volunteer supported Activity (A), National Program (N), Planning (P)

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Monitoring and Evaluation Plan


Evaluating the success of capacity building based activities can be a challenge to quantify however
due to the close relationship between resident staff and communities and the scope for consistent face
to face monitoring it is hoped that the progress of the program will be made evident through the
systems detailed below. Ongoing consultation with womens groups and village headmen in keeping
with traditional leadership structure will ensure that a dialogue on the program retains relevancy for
the community and that the workshops and activity interactions are backed by a long term
commitment from the organization and an active desire to help facilitate results. Each workshop will
be followed up with specific activities which will in most cases lead to physically visible results.
Short term Implementation Phase evaluation methods
-

-Assist womens groups and communities to create action plans to help retain ongoing long
term focus on ways to influence food, water, health, and income security through activities,
planning, and diversification. This process will be started early in the workshop cycle and
finalized at the end.
Monitoring of overall engagement of women through feedback sessions and attendance
booklets in order to actively gauge comprehension and overall response to the program.
Site visits to monitor post workshop activity progress
Weekly reporting schedule for field staff this will act as a log of progress to help inform
reporting and in order to flag issues for response.
Quarterly Budget reporting in keeping with GVI budgetary codes this will ensure that
funds for the long term program are implemented in keeping with budget and timelines.
Development of CRAFT specific quarterly statistics in keeping with GVIs existing internal
statistical reporting methods development of key indicator statistics will help to inform
reporting and quantify elements of the program required for evaluation.
Quarterly Strategy Meeting to discuss issues and blockages to program goals this formal
meeting will provide a forum for strategy appraisal and will be an opportunity to adjust
methods and approaches in reference to project progress.
Development of Staff Training resources for incoming staff on CRAFT initiatives to ensure
consistency of project delivery.
Through existent social structure of womens groups, GVI will promote ongoing forums to
appraise, evaluate, and gather feedback directly on project developments and activities.

Long Term Key Performance Indicators


-

Monitoring of Womens group meetings and updates to action plans


Assess water security profile noting the level of increase in rainwater harvesting in place
Level of income derived from alternative income initiatives
Gather feedback on general success of new agricultural method and yield of new nontraditional planting
Monitoring of community meeting outcomes and documentation of changes to development
plans indicative of CRAFT influence

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Reassessment of Village profiles in comparison to initial socio-economic and infrastructure


surveys
External feedback to be sourced by a relevant organization (Live and Learn, Ministry of
Women)
Workshop specific Participation Estimates

Workshop description
Community Leadership Training
workshop
Familiarization Workshops
Multi village Families for Safe
communities womens workshops
Multi village Families for safe
communities all community
workshops
Emergency first response training
Water for Life womens workshops
Tomorrows Harvest womens
workshops
Tomorrows Harvest Community
workshops
New Ideas New Opportunities
Womens workshops

Est # of
# of
participant
workshops per
Total
run
workshop participants Year
1
9

45
55

45
500

1
1

150

600

9
7
4

100
25
125

1000
175
500

1
1
2

125

500

100

1000

80

720

Beneficiary estimates and Targets


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Seek to engage 65% of 700 estimated women who are active in Womens Groups
Directly and indirectly benefit estimate 1,100 females in the district
Directly and indirectly benefit total population of around 2500-3000 district wide
Directly engage approximately 450 children through classroom based awareness programs
with a view to upscale to national level
Impact National youth through Sing for Preparedness initiative

Branding and Marketing Plan


The long-form of the initiative title will be reduced to CRAFT and draws attention to words
and concepts such as handicraft, craftsman, attention to detail, tradition. CRAFT is a bold and

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recognizable title and will be linked with a simple image the impact and response diagram
currently depicted which represents a ball absorbing impact and returning to its natural state due
to its resilience. This brand will be used separately to the GVI logo to assure recognition of the
specific program facilitated by USAID within GVIs larger in country operation.
-

The CRAFT logo will be used in all formal reports to partners in tandem with the USAID
from the American people logo.
The USAID Logo will be used in country, on all printed community training documents.
The USAID logo printed on all GVI staff t-shirts in keeping with design and placement
decided in consultation with USAID
GVIs Website will reference USAID funding in all relevant areas of the website.
Any and all CRAFT related reports, media communications, or partner reports will include
the USAID logo
A large 2m x 2m glossed fabric banner bearing the USAID and CRAFT branding will be
printed for use during photo opportunities with Womens Groups and communities.
USAID logos will be added to CRAFT project photos when posted on GVIs social media
streams using @USAID where relevant (GVI World Facebook 195,000 international
followers, GVI Fiji Facebook 1,800 followers, GVI world Twitter 3,700 followers)
GVIs Marketing team will promote the USAID logo where relevant and facilitate specific
PR for the project.
A short CRAFT documentary will be funded that will capture the main elements of the
program and highlights of the initiative progress, this will utilize USAID branding in
keeping with protocols and requirements.
CRAFT and USAID signage will be designed and displayed on relevant project sites and
within target communities

Communications and Outreach


Formal Reporting -Key successes and methodologies will be published and made available to
all stakeholders in the form of a final technical report. Approved designs, schematics, and
relevant low tech methods will be put together in a visual and accessible tool kit document and
Womens Activity guide and presented along with relevant templates key stakeholders for
review. Reporting on the piloting of a curriculum bolt-on relating to childrens hazard
awareness will aim to nationalize the hazard awareness education program through the national
primary school curriculum.
The Sing for Preparedness competition is hoped to provide an accessible forum for
mainstreaming awareness through culturally accessible music and song (based on the success of
the campaign in the Caribbean) with the potential to replicate the initiative in other Pacific
nations evaluated in a final report on the perceived success of the competition to influence
awareness. Fiji material will be posted alongside Caribbean campaigns on the official SFP
website_

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Social media- GVIs in country social media officer will create CRAFT social media updates
will target relevant organizations and create valid associations through twitter for example:
@UN_Women @FWRM1 (Fiji womens rights), #climate, #adaptation, @USAID
Outreach to Pacific forums GVI will make reports and updates available to relevant climate
change and gender related Pacific forums.
Fiji Media GVI Invite Fiji media to visit target communities and take part in workshops.
HD expeditions Documentary GVI will create a short documentary on the CRAFT Initiative
and hire local company HD expeditions for filming and editing.
Key Ministry Reporting recipients

Fiji Ministry of Youth and Sports Official GVI country partner (MOU)
Fiji Ministry of Education Official GVI country partner (MOU)
Fiji Ministry of Women, Social Welfare, and Poverty Alleviation

Sustainability
Due to GVIs full time presence in the region, project staff will have direct access to target
communities to monitor progress and record key indicators during and beyond the 36 month
program duration and there is scope for GVI to continue to run ongoing womens group specific
empowerment programs in the district. Data on community resilience indicators and performance
during extreme weather conditions will be collated and presented in relation to initial base-line
assessment data where appropriate.
This project represents the first instance and application of the CRAFT concept in relation to
Women. Based on the outcomes there would be scope to replicate the project in other areas and
to upscale key elements of the approach through further funding options. The separation of
CRAFT from GVI branding will allow for potential open replication of specific strategies by
implementers in other regions.

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