Adaptation Fund approves USD 9 million project for FSM

USD 9 million has been approved for the Federated States of Micronesia to help island communities reduce vulnerability to extreme drought, sea level rise and other climate risks.

The 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board approved the "Enhancing the climate change resilience of vulnerable island communities in Federated States of Micronesia" project jointly developed by FSM and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), with assistance from regional partners.

The project will respond to specific climate priorities identified by six highly vulnerable outer atoll islands: Woleai and Eauripik in Yap; Satawan and Lukunor in Chuuk; Kapingamarangi; and Nukuoro in Pohnpei. The responses will include water security and sanitation initiatives. The project will also support climate-resilient livelihoods in Kosrae through an inland road initiative as part of the broader Kosrae Coastal Shoreline Management plan.

All four State Governments of FSM – Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap - will also receive development planning tools and institutional frameworks to help coastal communities prepare and adapt for higher sea levels and adverse and frequent changes in extreme weather and climate events.

The development of the project was greatly enhanced by the technical assistance provided under the Climate Investment Funds Strategic Program for Climate Resilience –Pacific Track (SPCR-PR) administered by the ADB and implemented by SPREP.

Technical Assistance provided under the SPCR-PR Mainstreaming and Regional Technical Support Mechanism components helped to provide the detailed information and supporting documentation needed to secure the Adaptation Fund Boards approval.

Support for the design and preparation of project documentation was also supported by the USAid Adapt Programme.

"This project is testament to the regions ability to collaborate and coordinate to achieve a positive outcome," said Mr Kosi Latu, Director General of SPREP.

This is the first Adaptation Fund project to be delivered by SPREP since achieving accreditation as a Regional Implementing Entity under the Climate Change Adaptation Fund.

"Project preparation is a costly exercise and there are limited options to support Adaptation Fund project development. By working together we have been able to undertake this work, and support FSM in accessing USD 9 million to support climate change adaptation. We look forward to the positive benefits ahead."

The project was approved by the 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund in Bonn Germany in March along with seven other projects from around the globe, totalling to USD 60.3 million.

More information on the Adaptation Fund can be found at the website: www.adaptation-fund.org for more information on this project email simonw@sprep.org.

http://reliefweb.int/report/micronesia-federated-states/adaptation-fund-approves-usd-9-million-project-federated-states

Comments

  • Kutu Is. in Mochulok is the most affected island and it's not on the list. What happened? I hope we don't start of on the wrong foot yet.
  • Trump says climate change is a "hoax" and combating global warming is a waste of time and money.
  • This is a great idea to add improvements to the services to those islands. Some people make suggest that the desalination system is a great ideas, but that is on an emergency purposes only.
    I would like to see a plan that would utilize and that would improve the water system in the center, in any of the lagoon island, to provide a long term water supply to the outer islands. This could design to improve the lagoon water system, the delivery system which can include other service on the same vessel, and the storage facility on those islands.
    Many kind of other services can be build into the project for the benefit of the State provider and the recipients. This can provide for the following.
    1. Improvement of the water source in the lagoon.
    2. Improvement of water storage facility on the affected Islands.
    3. Delivery of Save drinking water from the center to the affected islands.
    4. Provide for regular water delivery and other items needed in the communities. That could includes other needs as a results of the climate change. Example: Food supplies and other needed items.
    5. Provisions and other services can also be improve.
    6. Job opportunities can be open up with the project.
    7. Regular communities visits by the government can be build into the project.
    8. Many more can be added and build into the project. If the funding is coming from a big source, why not do as major displacement project that involve many aspect of live in our Islands.
    I am just saying but I don't know if any one would agree with my ideas.
    Sisap okukunu ach ekiek ren kei sakun mettoch pwe ach osupwang ese pwan kukun. Nge a fen nap seni oukukun ach tufich ngeni. Iei mine apasa me oposu pwe sipwe kuna koukun an fonufan tongei osupwangen neniach.
    Sisap pusin limit-ini nge sise mo kuna mefien aramas ren kei ekiek.
    Sipwe chok nom non anon re Tolensom we, "Mwori, mwori ochukuchukata repwap akaimuni masowen ach ekiek".
    Tirow womi pwipwi kinen me sinbad toruk last94.
  • Chechemeni ewe machang "Ponik" site ahpön. Wish within your true capability.
  • Ewer mei pung pwe ina epwe ina ekiekin na funding provider. Nge ika sipwe nenengeni pwe na ekiek e fis pokitern ach tipingeni kana big industrial Nation pwe ir e watte ar contribution ngeni ei climate change. Ina mine mei murino pwe repwe pwan consider tungor epwe well justified.
  • Are you sure it is 9 million? I saw a different figure which seems to be 1.9 million.
  • An article in this week's Marshall Islands Journal says that the grant is for $9 million.
  • Ok was I reading a different document?
  • What document were you reading, Yir? I have no way of knowing what you read. I can only share what I have read.
  • Adaptation Fund approves USD 9 million project for Federated States of Micronesia

    REPORTfrom Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme Published on 28 Mar 2017

    USD 9 million has been approved for the Federated States of Micronesia to help island communities reduce vulnerability to extreme drought, sea level rise and other climate risks.

    The 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board approved the "Enhancing the climate change resilience of vulnerable island communities in Federated States of Micronesia" project jointly developed by FSM and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), with assistance from regional partners.

    The project will respond to specific climate priorities identified by six highly vulnerable outer atoll islands: Woleai and Eauripik in Yap; Satawan and Lukunor in Chuuk; Kapingamarangi; and Nukuoro in Pohnpei. The responses will include water security and sanitation initiatives. The project will also support climate-resilient livelihoods in Kosrae through an inland road initiative as part of the broader Kosrae Coastal Shoreline Management plan.

    All four State Governments of FSM – Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap - will also receive development planning tools and institutional frameworks to help coastal communities prepare and adapt for higher sea levels and adverse and frequent changes in extreme weather and climate events.

    The development of the project was greatly enhanced by the technical assistance provided under the Climate Investment Funds Strategic Program for Climate Resilience –Pacific Track (SPCR-PR) administered by the ADB and implemented by SPREP.

    Technical Assistance provided under the SPCR-PR Mainstreaming and Regional Technical Support Mechanism components helped to provide the detailed information and supporting documentation needed to secure the Adaptation Fund Boards approval.

    Support for the design and preparation of project documentation was also supported by the USAid Adapt Programme.

    "This project is testament to the regions ability to collaborate and coordinate to achieve a positive outcome," said Mr Kosi Latu, Director General of SPREP.

    This is the first Adaptation Fund project to be delivered by SPREP since achieving accreditation as a Regional Implementing Entity under the Climate Change Adaptation Fund.

    "Project preparation is a costly exercise and there are limited options to support Adaptation Fund project development. By working together we have been able to undertake this work, and support FSM in accessing USD 9 million to support climate change adaptation. We look forward to the positive benefits ahead."

    The project was approved by the 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund in Bonn Germany in March along with seven other projects from around the globe, totalling to USD 60.3 million.

    More information on the Adaptation Fund can be found at the website: www.adaptation-fund.org for more information on this project email simonw@sprep.org.

    http://reliefweb.int/report/micronesia-federated-states/adaptation-fund-approves-usd-9-million-project-federated-states
  • Thanks FactM. I was reading the submission and the breakdown of that. It does not add up to 9Million. The proposal is on the funder site from Bonn, Germany. Anyway, thanks you probably right FM.
  • Fact Master, thank you for your well enlightenment on the subject. But I wonder how much input gather from those communities and their mother State in the project? You said its approve by the 29th adaptation meeting. How is the process applied to include the local affected area to develop their own plan, or was the local government involve in the project design and other aspect of the plan?
    I hope the project design would consider a long term benefits but not a temporary relieve program only.
  • Good questions, esananap, I don't have answers for you as I am not directly involved in this project.

    For more information on this project email: simonw@sprep.org.
  • Complete and total waste of money. FSM don't need it, won't utilize, will waste it and eventually will simply use 9 million dollars to employ foreign aid workers to write reports that state quite clearly what should be done to adapt to climate change and then said reports will be filed away never to be seen again.......but hey, the box will be ticked, the photo's taken, the ceremony's completed and everyone's ego's massaged which is what its all really about. You don't need 9 million dollars of foreign aid to adapt to climate change. The attitude of the individual needs to change first and that costs nothing, just respect for your environment. I see children throwing litter out of car windows, dropping it in the streets, plastic bottles and garbage dumped in the mangroves, coral reefs being destroyed, over fishing, complete and total disregard for the natural world. 9 million dollars is going to do NOTHING, unless the attitude and action of the population of FSM changes, and again - that costs nothing......
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