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Coastal Community Resilience Course Development and Training in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Andrew Rumbach | AFFILIATION: UH Manoa | PROJECT LOCATION: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia

The goals of this project are to increase community resilience to coastal storms in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) through community-based education and training, and to build local planning and partnership capacities.  Efforts will be focused around developing Coastal Community Resilience courses for FSM and RMI respectively, designing and executing a course delivery strategy that identifies and engages with at-risk coastal communities, and  uniting diverse stakeholders around the common goal of improved coastal hazard resilience in local communities.  Additionally, through anticipated project publications this effort will help contribute to the emerging body of research literature on indigenous knowledge related to coastal hazards and community resilience in small island developing states.