Samoa is a least-developed country and small island developing state that is highly vulnerable to extreme events including tropical cyclones, drought and flooding. The programme aims “to strengthen the ability of Samoan communities and public services to make informed decisions and manage likely climate change-driven pressures in a proactive, integrated and strategic manner.”


The bulk of the programme will focus on making improvements to infrastructure in ways that will help Samoan communities adapt to climate change. Before building begins, the programme proponents intend to assist 25 districts with reviewing their coastal infrastructure management plans, which are community based plans focusing upon response planning for individual villages taking into account their particular geographical circumstances and the community‘s perceptions of their needs. The plans will be updated to integrate climate change-induced disaster risk management principles, adopting a Watershed and Ridge to Reef Management approach. In addition, village hazard zone relocation plans, taking climate risks into account, will be formulated in at least 15 villages in selected districts. Any new construction will be a result of these consultations on coastal infrastructure and village relocation.
Finally, the programme intends to capture key lessons learned and building capacity improvements in ways that will ensure they can be sustained in the future as a core activity of the government.


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Project Component 1: Community-engagement in coastal vulnerability assessment, adaptation planning and awareness US$ 825,640
Project Component 2: Integrated Community –Based Coastal Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management measures US$ 6,024,360
Project Component 3: Institutional strengthening to support climate resilient coastal management policy frameworks US$ 500,000
Project/Programme Execution Cost US$ 698,250
Total Project/Programme Cost (= Project Component + Execution Cost) US$ 8,048,250
Implementing Fee US$ 684,101
Grant Amount (= Total Project/Programme Cost + Implementing Fee)  US$ 8,732,351


Project Documents

Attachment Type Size
Project document PDF 3 MB
Inception Report DOCX 1 MB
PPR1 (for web) XLS 291 KB
PPR2 (for web) XLSX 128 KB
PPR3 (for web) XLS 305 KB
PPR4 (for web) XLSX 150 KB
Mid-term evaluation report DOCX 819 KB
Final evaluation report PDF 3 MB
Other project order PDF 209 KB
Other project order PDF 363 KB