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Indigenous Youth Responses to Water and Waste Management in Kuchuwa, Federated States of Micronesia

Kim, Myjolynne and Puas, Gonzaga and Halter, Nicholas (2023) Indigenous Youth Responses to Water and Waste Management in Kuchuwa, Federated States of Micronesia. In: Islands of Hope: Indigenous Resource Management in a Changing Pacific. Australian National University Press, Canberra, pp. 161-175. ISBN 9781760465612

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The global debate about climate change and its impacts has brought renewed attention to the unique challenges the Pacific Islands face, but in so doing, the experience of local communities and actors has often been overlooked in favour of developing national and regional strategies. In response, an international research collaboration led by the Micronesian & Australian Friends Association (MAFA) initiated a project in 2016 that focused on the impacts of climate change at a grassroots level in a relatively understudied region of the Pacific. Specifically, it focused on climate change adaptation in the Micronesian village of Kuchuwa, with the aim of recording Indigenous youth responses to water and waste management. Lessons learned from this project show that an inclusive approach is needed that incorporates traditional community practices and knowledge and encourages youth innovation and leadership.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: School of Law and Social Sciences (SoLaSS)
Depositing User: Nicholas Halter
Date Deposited: 31 May 2023 23:05
Last Modified: 31 May 2023 23:05

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