Project name: Strengthening the stewardship role of women through creation of self-sustaining alternative livelihoods for a resilient Rotuma
Funding amount: $20,000
Project timeframe: April – June 2019
Project Status: COMPLETED


The LäjeRotuma Initiative (LRI) was formed in 2002 as a voluntary youth group intent on mobilising its own community to manage the home island’s natural resources well. LRI’s strategic plan of action aims to strengthen island capacity to manage and conserve Rotuma’s natural resources through training, research, demonstration and cultural exchange opportunities. LRI has been working in partnership with the Rotuma Women’s Association since 2010,
providing field support and championing local actions for a resilient future.

The project will focus on needs assessment, coalition building and income generating activity with a focus on preserving and strengthening socio-cultural links to Rotuma’s natural biodiversity.