LäjeRotuma Initiative (LRI)

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LäjeRotuma Initiative (LRI)
Project name: Strengthening the Women Entrepreneurs and Business Council (WEBC) Project
Funding amount: AUD64,000
Project timeframe: 1 year

The LäjeRotuma Initiative (LRI) was formed in 2002 as a voluntary youth group intent on mobilising its own community to manage the home island’s natural resources well. LRI’s strategic plan of action aims to strengthen island capacity to manage and conserve Rotuma’s natural resources through training, research, demonstration and cultural exchange opportunities. LRI has been working in partnership with the Rotuma Women’s Association since 2010,
providing field support and championing local actions for a resilient future.

The project will focus on needs assessment, coalition building and income generating activity with a focus on preserving and strengthening socio-cultural links to Rotuma’s natural biodiversity.