The NAP Global Network has been working with the Office of the President and the Kiribati National Expert Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KNEG) since 2017 on the Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KJIP), which serves as Kiribati’s NAP document. It includes a nine-year plan, ending in 2028, focused on enhancing the sustainability of the country’s development and resilience to the impacts of climate change.
We are also working with the KNEG to collect climate change information at the local level through a standardized approach called the Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (IVA). Our goal is to help inform development decisions at the local, sectoral and national levels.
- M&E Framework (being developed): Identifying what to monitor and evaluate to understand how the implementation of prioritized adaptation actions address key vulnerabilities and capacity gaps.
- KIVA database user manual (near finalization): Creating a detailed guidance on how to use the Kiribati Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (KIVA) database, which can be used as a resource for delivering training-of-trainers to enhance capacities and ensure its sustainability.
- KIVA Plan of Management (ongoing): The Office of the President is establishing clear internal protocols around the management of the KIVA database to ensure that the platform is accessible to stakeholders and maintained properly.
- Data Visualization Dashboards on the KIVA Database (near finalization): Accessible to the KNEG, these new pages will visualize data from the KIVA Household Survey Questionnaire to support data analysis and inform climate adaptation decision-making.
- IVA Field Methodology Guide: A guidebook is provided to the surveyors involved in data collection for conducting Integrated (multi-sector) Vulnerability Assessment (IVA) that outlines the approach used to capture community-level vulnerability information to inform climate adaptation planning.
- KJIP Implementation Progress Report 2014 – 2018: The Office of the President released the first evaluation of the progress made in implementing the 12 prioritized strategies in the KJIP, which are the responsibility of 19 lead agencies.
- Briefing Note | How IVAs Support NAP Processes in the Pacific Region: Several Pacific island countries have chosen to use integrated vulnerability assessments (IVAs) to capture and incorporate community-level vulnerability information into their NAP processes.
- Video | The Framing of Gender Issues Matters: Kiribati integrated gender equality considerations in its response to climate change.
- Revised field methodology for climate vulnerability assessments: The official Household Survey Questionnaire (and associated tablet applications) is revised to account for emerging lessons learned.
- Branding for climate adaptation: The Office of the President developed branding guidelines to provide a visual identity and raise the profile of climate adaptation at the national level.
- Revised NAP document: The President of Kiribati and its ministers endorsed the revised KJIP 2019-2028, which strengthens climate adaptation policy-making and maintains high-level political support for the NAP process.
- KNEG trainings and meetings: The Office of the President strengthened the coordination of climate adaptation at the national level through the continuous involvement of the KNEG in the NAP process.
- Capacity strengthening: The Office of the President hired four new staff to support its NAP process; one of which became a permanent position in September 2019.
- 2014 NAP document review and update: Revision conducted to ensure a higher quality NAP document that aligns with the most recent national strategic documents and gender analysis.
- Gender analysis: The Office of the President and the KNEG received recommendations on ways to integrate gender considerations in the country’s NAP process, including in the revision of the 2014 NAP document.
- Climate vulnerability data collection: Tablets used for climate vulnerability data collection at community level, as part of the rolling out of the Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (IVA), to ensure consistency and accuracy of data gathering, reduce data entry work, improve data storage and make information more rapidly available to key actors.
- Kiribati Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (KIVA) database: The Office of the President established an online platform that hosts data and information on climate change vulnerability and adaptation in Kiribati at the national, sectoral, island and village levels.