The Capacity Building for the Development of Adaptation Measures in Pacific island countries (CBDAMPIC) project focuses on improving the livelihood of Pacific Island people by increasing their adaptive capacity to climate-related risks. This is Canada's response to the call by Pacific island countries for assistance to develop and implement a capacity building programme that will reduce climate related risks at the national and community level. The CDN 2.2 million-dollar initiative of the Canadian Development Agency (CIDA) is executed by SPREP for three-years (January 2002 to March 2005) and involves four countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu.
Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Friday, June 30, 2006
The purpose of the project is to develop and implement a capacity building programme that will increase the capability of four Pacific Island countries' to reduce climate-related risks at the national and community level. The two main project outcomes: First, the activities of the project will bring adaptation to climate change into the normal processes of national and sectoral planning and budgeting. This is also known as 'mainstreaming'. Secondly, the project will increase the capacity of communities to adapt to climate-related risks and reduce their vulnerabilities.
1) Policy/decision makers will be more aware of the threat of climate change to their people's livelihoods and economic sectors. They will also understand the options that could be put in place at national & community level to increase adaptive capacity.