The NAP Global Network worked with the Office of the President and the Kiribati National Expert Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KNEG) from 2017 to 2020 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 worked with the KNEG to collect climate change information at the local level through a standardized approach called the Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (IVA). Our goal was to help inform development decisions at the local, sectoral and national levels.


  • Kiribati unveils updated plan for managing climate change and disaster risks during Climate Week: The Government of the Republic of Kiribati launched its revised Joint Implementation Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KJIP), setting out its ambitions for building Kiribati’s resilience to climate change impacts.
  • 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.