Enhancing Resilience of Rural Communities to Flood and Drought-Related Climate Change and Disaster Risks in the Ba Catchment Area of Fiji

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Description

The overall objective of the project is to replicate successful interventions in the Ba catchment and fully integrate climate change considerations in flood/drought risk management by not only generating and producing information, but also training and dissemination. Mitigation of flood damage remains the highest priority need in the area, particularly in light of projected increase in intensification of rainfall and storm events. Fiji lacks an integrated natural resource management plan that incorporates climate change, agriculture, flood, and drought risk simultaneously.Partners: Government of Fiji, Department of EnvironmentSector involved: Disaster Risk Management.

Project Status
Start Date
Thursday, February 2, 2012
End Date
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Project Type
Total Funding
5728800
Project Scope
Project Objectives

This project will integrate climate change into current flood/drought risk management through information generation, training and dissemination. The project will concentrate on four areas: (i) climate early warning and information systems, (ii) community-based adaptation to flood and drought related risks and hazards, (iii) institutional strengthening to support climate- and disaster- resilient policy frameworks; (iv) awareness raising and knowledge management.