Journalists investigate climate change adaption, look to the CARE-WWF Alliance program in Angoche district
JULY 23, 2013
The Primeiras & Segundas Program hosted two journalists this month as they explored how local people living in the Primeiras e Segundas Environmental Protected Area (PSAPA) respond and adapt to climate change. Journalist Susanne Sayers and photographer Søren Rud heard stories from people across Mozambique, including from the PSAPA village of Sinhanhe and the island community of Quelelene.
Sayers and Rud took a boat to Quelelene, the most populous island in the reserve with more than 4,000 inhabitants. The island’s Secretario (leader) led them on a tour of the island. They spoke to the fishermen about the dwindling fish population and the effects of Cyclone Jokwe in 2008, learning about the island’s disaster-relief shelters which were constructed in 2012 with P&S Program support under phase two of the program’s Food Insecurity and Disaster Risk Reduction Project. (Read about FREDRIC, the program’s current phase three project financed by the European Commission’s Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection with support from Austrian Development Cooperation).
After hearing from Sinhanhe residents about the difficulties faced by inland fishing communities, the journalists asked Luís Gigante, the Delegate Substitute for IDPPE (National Institute of Small Scale Fishing), about the government’s response to the shortage of fish. Gigante said that IDPPE is working with community aquaculture programs to help communities regulate their fishing practices.