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Start Date
Friday, November 1, 2013
End Date
Monday, August 1, 2016
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(1) Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction are integrated and mainstreamed into national and local policies and plans, resulting in climate responsive development planning. (2) Pacific DMCs‘ capacity to respond to climate change risks built and supported through strengthened adaptive capacities and support facilities, such as RTSM and RRF The regional capacity development technical assistance (R-CDTA) will support the implementation of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) for the Pacific Region. It will facilitate more effective integration of climate change adaptation (CCA) and related disaster risk reduction (DRR) into development processes, for improving resilience of Pacific island countries to climate change and climate-related disasters. The R-CDTA will complement and build upon country-track SPCRs in the Pacific region (PNG, Samoa, Tonga), and it will make use of the partnership of ADB, the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) agencies, and the World Bank. The R-CDTA will have two main outputs: (i) CCA and DRR mainstreamed in national and local development policies and plans; and (ii) Pacific DMCs capacity to respond to climate change risks built and supported. It will provide countries with support that is best provided on a regional, instead of national, basis and will complement, not duplicate, major ongoing CCA/DRR initiatives being implemented in the region. Technical assistance will be delivered through existing regional institutions, which will apply approaches and methodologies that have been proven successful through the delivery of CCA/DRR programs and previous regional experiences. The project will establish a Regional Technical Support Mechanism (RTSM) that will respond or facilitate response to the DMCs CCA- and DRR-related needs, and a rapid response fund (RRF), which will finance the experts deployed by the RTSM to requesting Pacific DMCs.