Wednesday, April 1, 2015

End of PACC Project

On March 31, 2015; the FSM PACC Project ends. We will no longer post in this blogsite, but to get news related to climate change  in Oceania, please visit
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Monday, December 15, 2014

FSM PACC Terminal Evaluation

Mr. Shin Furuno, a consultant from SPREP, will be in Kosrae to do the FSM PACC Project Terminal Evaluation from November 18 to the 21st. He will visit the island stakeholders to interview them about the project. His first visit will be to Honorable Lyndon Jackson. During the first day on Kosrae,  he will visit the Director of  DT&I, Mr. Weston Luckymis and KIRMA’s Director P. Robert Jackson.  On Wedsday, he will talk with the Department of  Administration director, Mr. Alik Isaac. On Thursday he will meet Mr. Switson Robert  from the Department of Finance and the Mayor of Tafunsak with some of the landowners of the Pilot project road . Afterwards, he will be taken to the road from Lacs to Lacl. FSM PACC Director, Mr. Simpson Abraham and the Administrative Official, Mr. Ginny Jose; will be with Mr. Furuno during all the process.

Mr. Simpson Abraham, Hon. Lyndon Jackson and Mr. Shin Furuno.

FSM PACC Project Video Filmed.

The second week of December, the FSM PACC Project, had a team of filmmakers to film a video about the project.  The team from New Zealand, known as Prospekt Mira, interviewed government officials, some  pilot road beneficiaries, areas affected by climate change and adaptation strategies to cope with those changes.

         Mr. Alokoa Jonathan tells the team how high the waves reached during the 2008 storm surge.
The Prospekt Mira team has filmed other PACC projects in Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Fji, Samoa and the Cook Islands. The FSM PACC Project video will be completed in two or three months. It will be presented on Kosrae, the other States of  Micronesia and other Pacific and international countries. This video about Kosrae’s project, will be presented to donor agencies to showcase Kosrae vulnerabilities and work done to be more resilient. We are grateful to everyone that participated in this video.

Rev. Soloman Mongkeya, one of the road beneficiaries while being interviewed by the film crew.
The Prospekt Mira tean is a non profit organization, who are passionate about sustainable development.The members are: Mrs, Andrea Egan, Producer; Mr. Luke McPake, Director; Mr. Joe Hitchcock, Director of Photography and Mr. David Angelson, Sound Technician. For more information on the team, please contact:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

International Day for Disater Risk Reduction and the World Food Day

On Friday, October 17, FSM PACC, the DCO and IOM, celebrated the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, IDDR and the World Food Day, WFD. The IDDR activity focused in the aging population. The 8th grade students from Kosrae, wrote essays on taking care of our elderly and handicapped people during disasters. Five females were the finalists of this contest.  The second part of the day’s activities, was the visit of two senior citizens from Utwe and Tafunsak. They explain us the ways to preserve food, with examples like furoh, Ik salt, Kirahk and others. These were food that was made before and after a disaster that level most of the food trees. This year activities were focused in Sansrik Elementary School.