USAID’s Climate Ready Comes to Kiribati

USAID ‘Climate Ready’ consultation.

28 March, Ministry of Finance Boardroom, Bairiki – A delegation from the USAID’s Climate Ready Project held consultations with members of the Kiribati National Expert Group (KNEG) from 9 AM-12.30 PM and later with NSA reps from 2 PM at the same venue.
The team, comprised of officers from its Manila and Suva offices, made presentations to explain the objectives and other details of the $24m Climate Change adaptation project to involve 12 countries in the region including Kiribati. One of the team members from the Suva office, told the participants that the project will start off by continuing from climate change adaptation programmes that have already started.

The team will engage with Kiribati stakeholders and partners over the next two years to work on the drafting and updating of climate change laws, policies and regulations, promote peer-to-peer sharing of best practices among governments in the region, strengthen financial management, data collection, performance monitoring and reporting systems on Climate Change, develop tools and techniques to ensure vulnerable groups are considered in policy development and project planning, increase project management capacity for government staff and project implementers, increase awareness of objectives and requirements of international climate change funds, support country readiness goals for accessing increased amounts of climate change funds, provide technical assistance to plan, design and draft funding proposals that address adaptation priorities and account for vulnerable groups and develop and deliver training/certification programs for civil society and private sector entities who will manage adaptation projects.

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