U.S. Government Launches Project Preparation Training in Kiribati

Tarawa – As part of its commitment to strengthen the resilience of Kiribati communities against the effects of extreme weather events and natural disasters, the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), formally launched its Project Preparation Training together with partners from the Government of Kiribati this week.

The training, which is part of USAID’s Ready project, is designed to boost the capacity of government and non-government stakeholders to design activities that support their climate adaptation plans and goals.  The event will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to design more effective and bankable climate change adaptation projects, as well as improve access to external financial resources that could support them.

Thirty-three mid-level managers from government departments and non- governmental organizations are participating in the training. At the end of the course, participants will be able to design projects that meet the requirements of the main climate finance organizations, while ensuring that all sectors of society, including women and vulnerable populations, are given the opportunity to participate in the project design process.

USAID’s Ready project is a five-year Pacific-wide regional project that works in 11 Pacific Island Countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.