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 • 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 […]

News • September 13, 2018

GGGI and SPC/GIZ Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) Conduct Training to Support the Government of Kiribati in the Development of Green and Climate Resilient Projects

Starting on September 7-12, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) with support from the SPC/GIZ Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) program and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development began a four-day Cost-Benefit Analysis Training Workshop, building on previous experiences on CBA trainings in Kiribati. This four-day training was […]

News • August 30, 2018

GGGI Showcases Pacific Green Cities Work at Clean Pacific Roundtable in Fiji

GGGI participated in the Clean Pacific Roundtable organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program, held in Suva, Fiji from August 20 – 22, 2018. The roundtable this year focused on marine litter in the Pacific region. The session was opened by the Prime Minister of Fiji, His Excellency Frank Bainimarama. The Prime […]

News • August 23, 2018

New Partnership Formed for a Sustainable Pacific Environment

August 23, Suva, Fiji – The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sidelines of  the Clean Pacific Roundtable and associated events this week in Suva, Fiji. The new partnership will see the organisations working together to support Pacific […]

News • August 10, 2018

Calling all Pacific GREENpreneurs!

** Application deadlines for Vanuatu and Kiribati have been extended!  See below ** Passionate about an environmental or social issue? Committed to being part of the solution though creating sustainable businesses that contribute to a cleaner, greener and more prosperous Pacific? Apply now to join us at one or both trainings offered during the week! […]

News • July 27, 2018

GGGI and Partners Support Meeting of Pacific NDC Hub Focal Points

Thirteen out of fourteen Pacific Island governments have nominated their focal points for the Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions Hub (Pacific NDC Hub) showing the on-going commitment of the region to accelerating its full establishment and operationalization. The focal points agreed on the process for selection of steering committee members and indicated that it must be […]

Projects

Project
Thematic Areas
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
  • Sustainable Landscapes
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Project
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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Project
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

Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19 Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • Cambodia  • Colombia  • Fiji
Report
Achieving Green Growth and Climate Action Post-COVID-19

Caribbean  • cote d'ivoire  • 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  • Sustainable Landscapes  • Indonesia  • Mexico  • Sustainable Energy  • Thailand  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030 Kiribati  • Sustainable Landscapes
Report
Kiribati Agriculture Strategy 2020 – 2030

Kiribati  • Sustainable Landscapes

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

Kiribati  • Sustainable Landscapes

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

Kiribati  • 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  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga
Report
NDC Implementation Roadmap Development: Guidelines for Small Island Developing States

Pacific  • Fiji  • Kiribati  • Papua New Guinea  • Tonga  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI In-Country Staff

Semu Ketema Teffera

Senior Officer, Kiribati Program

Daniel Muñoz-Smith

Country Representative, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu