South-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation

At  FYD,  we are committed to helping communities cope with the impact of  climate change, and this is why we constantly seek partnership for community-based climate change adaptation. This proposed intervention is in support of United Nations Development Program Global Environmental Facilities Small Grant Program (UNDP GEF-SGP. According to UNDP GEF-SGP project documents,  Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts due to their small land area, susceptibility to natural disasters, geographical isolation, limited natural resources. Therefore,  for  this Project, FYD has assembled a team of Environmental Scientists and engineers to support the goals of the small island states community-bases adaptation program (SIDS CBA) with a bottom-up approach to Climate Change Adaptation (CBA). This proposed intervention will transfer international best practices to local communities in the South Pacific Island states (Fiji, Tonga, Nauru and Tuvalu). Being that the scope of our engagement at FYD is around developing countries, this project will focus on assessing the vulnerability to sea level rise and climate change for South Pacific Island Countries of Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Tuvalu. Previous assessment made   identifies inundation and flooding as common threats because of low-lying setting of these countries, and exacerbated by beach erosion, saltwater intrusion, and impacts on the infrastructure and coastal societies.  . The Scope of this Project  will cover will include:

  • Community Sensitization and Education.
  • Infrastructure for onsite water treatment and drinking water supply.
  • Technological intervention on coastal flooding and erosion control.
  • Up scaling rural off grid solar power generation