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Live & Learn - Annual Report 2015

Live & Learn is a dynamic learning network of locally registered organisations operating in nine countries across South-East Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. This year our work focussed education and training to support communities in: sustainable livelihoods, food security, disaster risk resilience, women's empowerment,  WASH, REDD+ and disaster relief following Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

Internationally, the highlight for 2015 was the endorsement of the global sustainable development goals by the 193 member countries of the United Nations. These 17 goals will provide an overarching framework for the next 15 years and the goals will be reaching much further than the Millennium Development Goals and demand more from developed countries, the public and the private sector both in terms of financing and action on the ground.

The Live & Learn Network will be working closely with communities and partners towards these goals. Given our focus on Small Islands Developing States, resilience to climate change and natural disasters will remain a key focus including food security, water safety and access to sanitation and hygiene. In addition to this is the inevitability of climate migration across the Pacific. Large population shifts in the Pacific will place additional stress on supporting ecosystems, create ethnic tension, additional unemployment and pressure on government services. Planning and discussion around this issue needs to be had now and countries such as Kiribati, Maldives and Marshall Islands have been vocal on creating attention to this issue.

Download the 2015 Annual Report here.