Fiji: Adaptation Prioritization Training Series

18 January 2016 - 21 January 2016
Suva, Fiji


Credit: Julia Bayne

Countries such as Fiji need climate change finance to support climate resilient development adequately and sustainably. Although climate finance is becoming increasingly available to strengthen the adaptive capacities of countries such as Fiji, how does a government make a decision on what adaptation projects to prioritize for funding?

One of the objectives of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme is to support national decision-makers in Fiji by strengthening their capacities to prioritize adaptation options effectively in order to submit climate resilient and development project proposals that will attract funding through the GCF. Under the GCF Readiness Programme, the World Resources Institute (WRI) in partnership with the Climate Change Division in Fiji, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the United Nations Development Programme hosted a technical training series to help decision-makers enhance their skills in prioritizing climate resilient development options.

In collaboration with experts in Fiji, WRI provided trainings for goverment decision makers, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to help strengthen climate change decision-making with technical methods. The methods include: (1) a diagnostic tool to prioritize projects that have potential for scaling, (2) a process for engaging with the private sector to prioritize options for adaptation, (3) tools for economic analysis to prioritize options, and (4) participatory scenarios development process to prioritize flexible options. The methods were co-designed with participants from Fiji to tailor to decision making needs in the Fijian context.