In Vanuatu, which was identified by the “WorldRiskReport 2019” as having the highest disaster risk worldwide, building better leadership for women is essential in preparing communities.

A new programme is being implemented to provide women with this opportunity through the analysis and communication of weather events. Women Wetem Weta allows women to study the weather patterns, receive information from national meteorological and national disaster management offices, and develop messages in their local language which can be disseminated within their communities. The women are members of Women I Tok Tok Tugeta — a forum that gathers women leaders from across the islands of Vanuatu to discuss issues of concern to them.

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