You can download the Cloud Nasara and screen it in your community or workplace. The animation comes with a resource ‘tool kit’ in three languages to help facilitators link the information in the film with smart decision-making and action on the ground.
This animation is an exciting tool to raise awareness of the science and impacts of El Niño and La Niña in Vanuatu and encourage the people of Vanuatu to take early action in preparing for these extreme events.
Welcome to the Cloud Nasara! The film is available in Bislama, English and French, and tells the story of a cloud meeting place, floating high above the Pacific, and its interactions with a small island village, inhabited by a colourful cast of characters, including a reggae-obsessed parrot and a string band.
The islands of Vanuatu can experience very dry or very wet conditions as a result of El Niño and La Niña events. These conditions, along with extreme events like cyclones, can have serious impacts on water quality, food security, infrastructure (like houses and roads), livelihoods and health. However, good quality climate and weather information, warnings and forecasts can help us anticipate and prepare for changing risks.
This project is a collaboration between Red Cross and the Australian Government’s Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Program. The project was implemented by the Red Cross, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazard Department (VMGD) and the SPC-GIZ Climate Change Program.