Overall Objective

GGGI’s program in Kiribati provides technical support to address implementation challenges in the Whole-of Island-Approach (WOIA), particularly to identify sustainable micro-scale income generation opportunities and to improve availability and access to green infrastructure services for the achievement of development objectives.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress

Themes

Contact
Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

 

 

 

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD)
Office of the President
Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU)

Context

Kiribati, consisting of 33 widely scattered islands, is highly vulnerable to climate change and impacted by rising sea levels, increasingly frequent and severe storms, permanent erosion of the shoreline, frequent seawater inundation on freshwater resources, and reduced food security. The country also faces a number of structural economic challenges given its remoteness, small market size, and limited institutional capacity. Agriculture contributes to around 20% of Kiribati’s GDP, while tourism is a minor contributor at approximately 0.5%. Forty-four percent of the outer island population has access to electricity, with subsistence farming and fishing as the primary economic activities.

In 2013, the Government of Kiribati (GoK) adopted a Whole-of Island-Approach (WOIA) for outer islands in an effort to reduce the extreme vulnerability of outer island livelihoods to climate change impacts. Led by the Office of the President, the approach aims to improve climate-resilient capacities of island communities and to address challenges in terms of the lack of basic infrastructure, services, and employment opportunities. The WOIA for outer island planning and development is closely linked to the Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KJIP), an integrated national program.

GGGI’s program in Kiribati provides technical support to address implementation challenges in the Whole-of Island-Approach (WOIA), particularly to identify sustainable micro-scale income generation opportunities and to improve availability and access to green infrastructure services for the achievement of development objectives.

News

News • July 30, 2021

Launch of the Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network

Join GGGI Pacific for the Launch of the Pacific Green Entrepreneurs Network Happening on 4th August 2021 at 11am (FJT) Launch Webinar Registration Link Event Program Link What can you expect from the event? Learn details about our incubator and accelerator programs including how to apply, ask any questions about the program and hear about […]

News • July 13, 2021

GGGI Supports Food Security and Climate Action Dialogue in Kiribati

Tarawa, Kiribati, Friday July 2, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) contributed insights on climate smart agriculture during Kiribati’s first National Food Systems Dialogue, held from June 28 to July 02, 2021. The Honorable Minister for the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD), Mr. Ruateki Tekaiara, officiated the plenary session of the […]

News • June 17, 2021

Partners come together to implement Kiribati Agriculture Strategy and support low-emissions and climate resilient development

Tarawa, Kiribati, Tuesday June 15th, 2021 – The governments of Kiribati and New Zealand, and development partner the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), today launched the regional Low Emissions Climate Resilient Development (LECRD) program in Kiribati. Under the LECRD project, Kiribati’s Ministry of Environment Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD) with support from GGGI, will develop a […]

News • April 13, 2021

The NDC Hub launches 10-year Strategy for Climate Action in the Pacific

Suva, Fiji – Chair of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), and Fijian Prime Minister, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, officially launched the Strategy 2030 of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub on April 8, 2021. This long-term Strategy is the blueprint for Pacific climate action through its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and is a product […]

News • November 20, 2020

Kiribati NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plan Validation Workshop

Betio, Kiribati – The Government of Kiribati has continued taking strong climate action during the current COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that climate action work progresses at pace on the ground. With technical assistance from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) through the Regional Pacific NDC Hub, the Kiribati Office of the President and Ministry of Infrastructure […]

News • September 9, 2020

Kiribati Approves Long-Term, National Agriculture Strategy

TARAWA, KIRIBATI – September 3, 2020- Today the Government of Kiribati launched the Kiribati Agriculture Strategy (KAS 2020-2030) as an addendum to the Kiribati Vision 2020 (KV20), the country’s the long-term national development plan. The KAS was adopted by Cabinet in March 2020. Held at the Kiribati House of Parliament, the launch event aimed to […]

News • August 25, 2020

New Zealand and GGGI sign partnership to support Pacific Low Emissions Climate Resilient Development

[Seoul, August 25, 2020] – A new international partnership to support Pacific countries to tackle climate change has been signed today by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The NZD 4.7 million (USD 3.1 million) partnership  will help Pacific countries over the next three years […]

News • May 4, 2020

Regional Pacific NDC Hub completes first phase of NDC implementation in the Pacific

On 31 March 2020, the Regional Pacific NDC Hub (NDC Hub) successfully completed the first phase of delivering NDC implementation activities in the Pacific region. GGGI is one of four NDC Hub delivery partners along with GIZ (lead partner), Pacific Community (SPC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). During the first […]

News • March 27, 2020

Kiribati Leads a Large Stakeholder Consultation to Prepare its NDC Implementation Roadmap and NDC Investment Plans

Betio, Tarawa, Kiribati – Kiribati’s Office of the President, in conjunction with the Regional Pacific NDC Hub through technical assistance from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted its first national consultation workshop for the preparation of its NDC Implementation Roadmap, NDC investment plans and projects pipeline. The workshop was opened by the Deputy Secretary […]

News • February 4, 2020

Fiji Prime Minister officially opens the Regional Pacific NDC Hub office

On February 04, Fiji Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub Office at the Pacific Community (SPC) campus in Suva, Fiji. This marked an important milestone for Pacific Island member countries determination to take a leading role in meeting the climate change targets set out in the […]

News • October 23, 2019

GGGI and OECS to Hold Panel Discussion on Regional Climate Change Support Mechanisms as Part of Virtual Island Summit

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean  States (OECS), in cooperation with Island Innovation, are hosting an online panel discussion on regional initiatives that support island states in setting and achieving climate change goals on October 24, 2019. The general public is invited to attend. Registration is available at this […]

News • October 15, 2019

GGGI launches multimedia knowledge sharing platform to highlight Pacific SIDS transition to renewable energy

SEOUL – October 15, 2019 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today launched a new platform, Powering Pacific Green Growth, to share knowledge and raise visibility about the steps and successes countries in the Pacific region are making to achieve Paris Agreement commitments and SDGs through the application and scale-up of clean, sustainable energy […]

News • August 21, 2019

The Government of Kiribati and GGGI sign Country Planning Framework

South Tarawa, Kiribati, June 20, 2019  – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development (MELAD) endorsed the Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019-2023. GGGI began the development of its Country Planning Framework (2019-2023) in 2018, following the signing of a Host Country Agreement with the Government of Kiribati. […]

News • August 21, 2019

GGGI releases analysis on income generating opportunities in the agriculture sector in Kiribati

South Tarawa, Kiribati – Today, the Global Green Growth Institute released the Identifying Income Generating Opportunities in Root Crops: Preliminary Cost Benefit Analysis of Options for Improving the availability of locally produced root crops in South Tarawa.  The analysis is part of a broader initiative by GGGI to assist the Government of Kiribati to identify and […]

News • August 7, 2019

Greenpreneurs 2019: Mid-Program Update

Greenpreneurs 2019 is well underway with the 15 selected teams now deepening their skills to develop their green enterprises. The entire program will run over 12-weeks, from June to September 2019. As part of the support and development phase of the Greenpreneurs program, the selected shortlisted candidates are continuing to develop their businesses through weekly […]

News • July 10, 2019

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) join efforts to support strategic planning in Kiribati’s Agriculture Sector

1-3 July 2019, Tarawa – The Ministry of Environment Lands and Agriculture Development (MELAD) hosted a consultation workshop alongside the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) to have a discussion with members of government, private sector, and civil society to gain insights […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • April 30, 2019

GGGI Releases Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati

South Tarawa, Kiribati – The Global Green Growth Institute today released the Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati.  The guide is designed to support local entrepreneurs in developing and launching green businesses in Kiribati in order to further the country’s progress toward its climate change adaptation and development goals. The Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in […]

News • November 12, 2018

GGGI Supports Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo in Fiji

November 12, Suva, Fiji – The Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo was hosted this week by the Government of Fiji in conjunction with the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) and the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fjji. The three-day event drew over one hundred participants representing the private sector, governments, and other […]

News • October 15, 2018

Kiribati Greenpreneurs Week Promotes Development of Local Green Businesses

South Tarawa, Oct 10, 2018 –This week, experienced local business owners and people interested in starting businesses took part in Kiribati Greenpreneurs Week – an event aimed at cultivating development of local businesses and supporting them in addressing environmental or social issues as a core part of their business model.  The week consisted of two […]

Projects

Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Kiribati(KI02) Development of an Agricultural Strategy as an Addendum to the KV20 – Kiribati’s National Development Plan
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 121,238
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
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Countries
Project Reference Profiles – Kiribati(KI1) Kiribati – Green and Climate Resilient Island Development
Start Date Q1 Jan 1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 8,355
Status Active
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Thematic Areas
Countries
Green and Climate Resilient Island Development
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 654,000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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Reports

Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea-Capacity-Strengthening-Workshop Report. Caribbean  • gcf readiness  • sustainable landscapes  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • GGGI Pacific  • Vanuatu
Report
Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report

fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • GGGI Pacific  • Vanuatu  • Pacific  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Tonga  • Green Climate Fund  • Vanuatu  • Green Finance  • Climate Change  • GCF climate finance  • Pacific

Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report
Report
Green Growth Index 2020: Measuring performance in achieving SDG targets

Caribbean  • Ecuador  • PNG  • Pacific  • Technical Report  • Republic of Korea  • Denmark  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Costa Rica  • Fiji  • India  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Philippines  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Saint Lucia  • Guyana  • Papua New Guinea  • Hungary  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Myanmar  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Indonesia  • México  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • Côte d’Ivoire  • Technical Report  • flagship-publications  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji  • Jordan  • Kiribati  • Lao PDR  • Mongolia  • Mozambique  • Nepal  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • United Arab Emirates  • Viet Nam  • UAE  • Guyana  • Hungary  • Green Cities  • Ethiopia  • Morocco  • Peru  • Uganda  • Burkina Faso  • Tonga  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Indonesia  • México  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030 Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030

Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Identifying Income Generating Opportunities in Root Crops in Kiribati Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes
Report
Identifying Income Generating Opportunities in Root Crops in Kiribati

Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes

Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023 Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Cross Cutting
Report
Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019 – 2023

Kiribati  • Forest (Sustainable) Landscapes  • Cross Cutting

Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting
Report
Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Kiribati

Pacific  • Kiribati  • Cross Cutting

NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Fiji  • Kiribati
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

Pacific  • flagship-publications  • Technical Guidelines  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI In-Country Staff

Rajnil Prasad

Climate Smart Agriculture Project Manager

Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu