The Pacific iCLIM project team met at Griffith University, Gold Coast campus from the 16 to the 17  March this year. The workshop focussed on the themes: developing Strategic Information and Knowledge Management Frameworks, the Pacific Climate Change Portal (www.pacificclimatechange.net)  Upgrade and Launch, Regional and National Awareness Raising, Decision Support Tool Development and Deployment, Traditional Knowledge and Community Adaptation, and Critical pathways for Pacific iCLIM (https://www.griffith.edu.au/research/research-excellence/pacific-iclim) to be successful. 

The workshop was also an opportunity for the 3 pilot countries  - Vanuatu (www.nab.vu), Fiji and Tonga (ecc.gov.to), as well as SPREP and Griffith University to present their achievements for 2015 and workplans for 2016.

Highlights from 2015 were the progress of the national portal upgrades, development of the Regional Guidelines for Information Knowledge Management Strategic Frameworks, national level data and information stocktakes and climate finance decision support tool.

In attendance were representatives from the climate change divisions of Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, SPREP and Griffith University.

The workshop was co-chaired by Professor Brendan Mackey and Dr Netatua Pelesikoti. The Pacific iCLIM project is a DFAT funded project and will conclude in December 2016.

For more information pleas contact Makelesi Gonelevu.