Pacific Islanders are merging their ancestral knowledge with modern technology in an innovative attempt to combat climate change.

Various projects demonstrate how residents of the Pacific Islands are sharing years of accumulated knowledge, passed down to them by their ancestors.

Through merging modern technology with traditional boat-making techniques, a group of Fijians have created a large sea vessel that runs purely on solar and wind energy. The ongoing aim of the project is to encourage sustainable ocean transport.

Similarly, Nimhei, a farmer from Futuna Island, has been teaching agricultural workers on neighbouring islands a traditional way of preserving edible bananas. This preservation technique is intended to help in the case of food shortage during the aftermath of a natural disaster.

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