Adaptation planning in Tuvalu: Developing national ownership and building resilience
Creation date: 22 Apr 2019
For Tuvalu, resilience has a very clear definition; it means increasing ownership of the process by the stakeholders and enhancing human security. NAP-GSP met with Enele Sopoaga, Prime Minister of Tuvalu, and Pepetua Latasi, Director of Climate Change Policy and Disaster Coordination Unit, to discuss adaptation planning and resilience-building in Tuvalu.
Tuvalu is a tiny least developed country (LDC) atoll of 26 kilometres square, with a total population of 11,000 living just two meters above sea level. Enhancing climate change resilience here is complex and multi-faceted; but it starts with building national capacity and ownership.