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Kiribati and GGGI Launch Country Planning Framework (2019-2023)

South Tarawa, Kiribati, October 14, 2019.  The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture Development (MELAD) launched the Kiribati Country Planning Framework 2019-2023 at the MELAD week in Tarawa on October 14, 2019.

GGGI began the development of its Country Planning Framework (2019-2023) in 2018 following the signing of the Host Country Agreement.  The final CPF was signed on July 29, 2019 by Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, GGGI and the Honorable Minister Alexander Teabo, MELAD. The Country Planning Framework (CPF) is a five-year planning document which will assist GGGI to deliver in-country results that are aligned with national priorities and the GGGI Strategic Plan and Strategic Outcomes. The CPF will be the guiding strategy document for in-country programming and new project design between GGGI and the Government of Kiribati, working in coordination with other development partners.

The launch of the CPF took place during MELAD week on October 14-18. which is an annual event organized by MELAD to highlight the importance and contributions of the environment, land management, and agriculture sectors in supporting the development goals of the country.

The launch included remarks by Ms. Katerina Syngellakis, Pacific Regional Representative of GGGI and the participation of the Minister of MELAD, the Minister of Employment and Human Resources, the Speaker of Cabinet and the High Commissioners for Australia and New Zealand. Ms. Syngellakis highlighted the focus of the CPF on the agriculture sector, including the agriculture-food security-health-green job creation nexus and the importance of building partnerships in achieving climate resilience, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and green economic growth.

The main strategic objectives of the CPF center around the development of climate resilient agriculture to foster food security and improved health outcomes and support for a climate resilient private sector for green job development.

Through the CPF, GGGI and Kiribati commit to working together to reach targets set out in the KV20, the Kiribati Development Plan and other key policies and strategies, and meet Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of agriculture and private sector development.

One of the first outputs for the CPF was the development of an analysis on income generating opportunities in the agriculture sector in Kiribati. A second output will be the delivery of the Kiribati’s agriculture strategy, currently under development by MELAD and GGGI in consultation with a broad group of stakeholders.

 

The Kiribati Country Planning Framework is available here.

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