Documenting the impacts of climate change on the coastal communities in Samoa, 'Tofiga O Pili Aau' was created by representatives from eight villages on Savai-i and Upolu islands.
It is the result of a participatory video project facilitated by InsightShare on behalf of the Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) Programme, which is financed by the Global Environment Facility and implemented by UNDP, in partnership with the GEF Small Grants Programme and the United Nations Volunteers.
This shortened version of the original 25-minute video features the initiatives of vulnerable communities to mitigate the impacts of climate change on their environment, livelihoods and infrastructure. The film was devised, planned, filmed, directed and in all other ways undertaken by a group of 12 community representatives during a workshop held in the villages of Fasito'otai and Fagamalo. The full version was edited on location with the participants by the InsightShare facilitator in accordance with a detailed edit plan created by the group and wider community.
This Participatory Video project was initiated and funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UNDP/GEFSmall Grants Programme (SGP). For more infomation about the UNDP/GEF Small Grants Programme in Samoa click here. For more information about UNDP’s Community Based-Adaptation Initiatives, please visit the adaptation website. For more information about UNDP Environment and Energy Group’s work on climate change adaptation, please click here