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.
GGGI conducted a consultation workshop on November 5, 2018, including Ministry officers, the Private Sector, and Civil Society and undertook a series of consultations with MELAD and other ministries. The priorities and suggestions expressed by these representatives were integrated into the development of the Country Planning Framework (CPF). A draft of the CPF was shared with senior officials of MELAD and other representatives present at the consultation workshop to receive their feedback and suggestions.
Through approving the CPF, GGGI and Kiribati are committed to working together to reach targets set out in the KV20, Kiribati’s long-term development blueprint for the period of 2016-2036. Kiribati aims to develop its Development Plan and other key policies and strategies, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the areas of agriculture and private sector development.
On June 19, 2019, the final draft of the CPF was presented to the Kiribati Cabinet – the top decision-making body of Government – and the CPF was signed by Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, GGGI and the Honorable Minister Alexander Teabo, Minister of Environment, Lands and Agriculture, Government of Kiribati on July 29, 2019
The Kiribati Country Planning Framework signifies a commitment by GGGI and the Government of Kiribati to promote an impact-driven climate resilient and inclusive green growth pathway focusing on green jobs and climate change adaptation for Kiribati.