The GCCA+ SUPA Programme-USP Component focuses on building capacity in resilient development for local area stakeholders. Emphasis is placed on the sub-national, state, provincial and local island government levels. Following diagnostic assessments of training needs in climate and disaster risk, outreach and awareness-raising activities, and accredited training are being delivered to representatives from the sub-national and community levels across our ten implementing countries. Key change agents are identified, and their capacity built. Sub-national and local area development plans are being reviewed and entry points for climate and disaster risk identified. Where local area planning review schedules permit, the plans will be updated to include climate and disaster resilience.
The 4.5-year project (2019-2023) is funded with €15 million from the European Union (EU) and implemented by The Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), in collaboration with the governments and peoples of Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Tonga and Tuvalu.