The programme "Strengthening the Resilience of our Islands and our Communities to Climate Change (SRIC - CC)" seeks to strengthen the ability of all Cook Island communities, and the public service, to make informed decisions and manage anticipated climate change driven pressures (including extreme events) in a pro- active, integrated and strategic manner. In achieving this objective, the programme will support, at the national, sectoral, and island levels, implementation of the Cook Islands' new National Adaptation Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation.
The programme has a 3-pronged approach, ultimately focusing on the implementation of on-the ground adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures at the community level in the Pa Enua. This will be integrated with sustainable island capacity building and wider development processes, and supported through enhanced national policy, institutional and knowledge management capacities.
Through implementation of integrated and climate-resilient island development plans targeting all 11 inhabited island of the Pa Enua, and at least 2000 households and over 100 enterprises in the Pa Enua, it aims at:
- National level - strengthening policy and institutional capacity and public awareness on climate change and disaster risk reduction, through conducting and updating climate risk assessments, enhancing climate early warning systems tailored to vulnerable sectors, training policy makers and technicians in the relevant government departments;
- Pa Enua - increasing the adaptive capacity of households and businesses and affected sectors, such as agriculture, water supply, tourism, health, fisheries, coastal management, and enhancing the adaptive capacity of local communities through engagement in island level CCA-DRM planning process linked with Island Development Plans and the National Joint Action Plan, and targeted training and awareness-raising activities using different media;
- Pa Enua - strengthening livelihoods through diversifying food production, processing and related subsistence and income-earning activities amongst local communities, improving protection of household and business assets, reducing the risks of disease and death associated with climate-related extreme events, and enhancing the resilience of terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems on which the communities, businesses and sectors depend.
As of June 2012, this project has been funded for the total requested amount of $5,381,600.
There are no related resources for this project.
Financing Amount$5,381,600 (amount requested and approved 2011-12-14)
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