The District of Kubulau underwent a week long training and awareness at the Kilaka village hall on Sustainable Forest Management.
The training facilitated by the Colo-i-Suva Forestry Training Centre is indeed a step forward for the villages in Kubulau in ensuring the conservation of their forests and its surrounding ecosystems.
Late last year, the Mataqali Nadicake from Kilaka village dedicated 402 hectares of their land to be marked as a forest reserve. This training is a follow-up to equip not only the mataqali members but the whole district of Kubulau in ways they can manage and utilize the forests to meet their needs.
The Bua Provincial Council office also assisted in the facilitation of the training through the use of the WAKATU Flip Chart developed by the communications NGO, cChange. The WAKATU is a campaign promoting the importance and interdependence that humans and our natural environment have. A huge part of the WAKATU campaign is also to promote the 'Ridge to Reef' concept and how the appearance of our natural ecosystems is a reflection of the types of activities undertaken.
There were a total of 39 participants, representing 6 of the 10 villages in Kubulau district.
In closing the week long training, the Tui Nadi, Ratu Peni Rasigare emphasized the importance of taking a pro-active role in ensuring the health and protection of the forests in Kubulau.
The training concluded on September 8th, 2017