OUR PROGRAM

The NAP Global Network has been working with the Tuvalu Meteorological Services and the Climate Change Policy and Disaster Coordination Unit (CCPDCU) of the Office of the Prime Minister in Tuvalu since 2017 to ensure the effectiveness of the country’s NAP processes.

We supported the development of the ​Tuvalu National Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (TIVA) Database, which has strengthened data analysis for resilience investment decision making by tracking changes in vulnerability, identifying priority locations and adaptation needs to be addressed, and monitoring progress. We are now helping strengthen and further develop the systems put in place for Tuvalu’s NAP process.

MILESTONES

  • Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (IVA) variables and methods: Tailored the IVA variables and methods to reflect the Funafuti’s urban context and its specific needs, paving the way for the second TIVA Database enhancement in 2020.
  • Tuvalu Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (TIVA) Database Launch: Developed a database for island-level vulnerability data, identifying priority adaptation needs, priority locations for adaptation action to meet those needs, as well as tracking changes in vulnerability.
  • Community-level vulnerability data collection:The Climate Change Policy and Disaster Coordination Unit (CCPDCU) collected community level data for eight (out of nine) outer islands using the Tuvalu Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (TIVA) approach, a revised methodology that uses tablets to facilitate the collection, storage and presentation of data.