Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific, such as the Solomon Islands, are amongst the most vulnerable countries to the risks of future climate change.

In Honiara – the capital city of the Solomon Islands – there is acute sensitivity to external shocks and stresses due to existing ‘adaptation deficits’ in urban infrastructure, housing and service provision. These deficits result from a range of development drivers; including rapid and unplanned urbanization, the associated growth of informal settlements, a lack of adequate infrastructure and basic services in many areas, issues related to land tenure in peri-urban areas, and weak institutional structures governing the urban environment. The intention of this project is therefore to work with vulnerable urban communities in Honiara to implement climate adaptation actions and to undertake capacity strengthening initiatives across multiple urban scales – community, ward and city-wide (including issues that cross the city-province boundary) – in order to strengthen the climate resilience of the city.

The overarching goal of this project is to enhance the resilience of Honiara and its inhabitants to current and future climate impacts and natural disasters, with a particular focus on pro-poor adaptation actions that involve and benefit the most vulnerable communities.

Community-level objectives

  • To support the implementation of prioritized resilience actions in vulnerability hotspot communities.
  • To strengthen the capacity of local communities to respond to climate change and natural hazards through awareness raising and capacity development training.

Ward-level objectives

  • To support the implementation of resilience actions that target women, youth, urban agriculture and food security, and disaster risk reduction.
  • To strengthen the capacity of ward officials / councils to lead climate change adaptation and DRR planning activity, in support of increased urban resilience.

City-wide objective

  • To strengthen institutional arrangements at the city-level to respond to climate change and natural disasters through mainstreaming, improved partnership working
Component 1. Community-level actions US$ 1,690,000
Component 2. Community-level capacity strengthening US$ 180,000
Component 3. Ward-level actions US$ 1,060,000
Component 4. Ward-level capacity strengthening US$ 280,000
Component 5. City-wide governance and capacity strengthening US$ 307,000
Component 6. Knowledge Management and Advocacy US$ 150,000
Project execution cost US$ 384,500
Total project cost US$ 4,051,500
Implementing Entity Project Cycle Management Fee US$ 344,377
Grant Amount US$ 4,395,877

 

Project Documents

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Project proposal PDF 4 MB