The Kiwa Initiative is a multi-donor program that aims to strengthen the climate change resilience of Pacific Island ecosystems, communities and economies through Nature-Based Solutions (NbS), that is to say by protecting, sustainably managing and restoring biodiversity. It is founded on an easier access to climate change adaptation and NbS funding for national and local authorities, civil society, international and local NGOs and regional organizations in Pacific Island Countries and territories, including the three French overseas territories.
The specific objective of the B1 component is to support capacity building and project development and implementation for PICTs and SPREP programmes in the framework of Component B2 of the Kiwa Initiative (regional projects).
The main expected results are as follow:
- Key Result Area 1 - Capacities of PICTs to integrate nature-based solutions consideration in response to climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation into their national and local policies are enhanced
- Key Result Area 2 – Support for the development and implementation of large projects under Component B2 of the Kiwa Initiative is successfully provided
- Key Result Area 3 – Kiwa Initiative’s components are fully integrated through the technical task force and within SPREP related-programmes and projects
European Union, Agence Française de Développement, Global Affairs Canada, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
Pacific Community, IUCN