The Gender Responsive Alternatives to Climate Change project in Vanuatu is supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), together with the ARISE Fund. This initiative implemented through the Women I TokTok Tugetha (WITTT) network empowers women leaders to address the gendered impacts of climate change and recurrent disasters, while ensuring the safety, security, and dignity of women. By promoting gender-responsive climate adaptation and resilience strategies, the project enhances women’s leadership and influence.

Through this project, Ni-Vanuatu women are equipped with the capacity and knowledge to prepare for and respond to climate risks. It also supports them in taking collective action to influence national and international policy, planning, and decision-making on climate change. This comprehensive approach lays the groundwork for meaningful participation and action by Ni-Vanuatu women in addressing climate-related challenges.


Since 2020 the project has supported 6600 women, 600 of whom were women with disabilities, in strengthening their response to climate change. It has facilitated women-led dialogues on climate change preparedness, promoted peer learning exchange with global communities, and hosted the first National Women’s Dialogue on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and forced displacement. The project has significantly contributed to the establishment of women-led economic hubs, the enhancement of early warning systems, and the active participation of women in policy-making and disaster risk management. As the project progresses, women will continue to receive support to increase their knowledge of and capacity to respond to climate change, thereby transforming gender norms in their communities.




Monash University – ActionAid Research Reports

Global Research Report

Vanuatu Country Research Report



Our Partner:

The Department of Women’s Affairs, Women I Tok Tok Tugeta (WITTT and Sunshine Chapter), Digicel, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, and The National Disaster Management Office.


August 2020 - July 2025

Gender Responsive Alternatives for Climate Change

is supported by the Australian Government under the Australian NGO Cooperation Program  and ActionAid Australia’s Arise Fund.


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