Enhancing Livelihoods while Governing Marine Resources in Pacific Island Countries

Poverty, vulnerability and inequality persist in many sectors of Pacific Island society. Women, men and youth often have limited opportunities to improve well-being outside of natural resource exploitation and, in many cases, current livelihoods do not offer a pathway out of poverty and food insecurity.

This project implements a participatory livelihoods enhancement approach with community groups in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste, where visions and enhancement pathways are co-developed into action plans. These plans are then implemented and refined through cycles of action and reflection. The project aims to enhance fishers’ livelihoods and use insights from the process to develop methodology for service delivery to support local livelihoods in Pacific Island communities.