News article

Taxonomy Term List

'Collecting Information on Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation on Abemama Island' March 2018

A team of ten from the KNEG (Kiribati National Expert Group on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management) of the Office of the Beretitenti visited the island of Abemama from the 21st to the 30th of March 2018 to collect information on climate change vulnerability and adaptation issues. The trip was jointly coordinated by the Office of the Beretitenti and the Environment and Conservation Division of MELAD and it is part of the Government's ongoing efforts and programme to understand each island’s key vulnerability issues related to the adverse impacts of climate change and to help with planning and decide what action should be taken.


'Financial Literacy training and physical assessment of Nonouti' February 2018

Officials from the Ministry for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development, departed Tarawa on 24 February 2018 for Nonouti Island. The team members spent nine days on the island to conduct awareness and training programs in relation with empowering Food Security and Climate Change.

'Fisheries and Internal Trade Outreach on Abemama Island' March 2018

Outreach to communities, on fisheries postharvest for value-adding, and training on financial literacy, has taken place on Abemama Island in the central Gilbert Group of Kiribati, February to March 2018, with government officials from Fisheries (MFMRD) and Commerce (MCIC) visiting the island. The activities are components of the Food Security in light of Climate Change project, better known as the LDCF project, managed by the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD), with fund support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and administered by UNDP. 

'Fisheries creel survey at Abemama Island' March 2018

A survey mission has been completed by the Research Unit of the Coastal Fisheries Division (CFD) of MFMRD on Abemama Island, collecting information on the reefs and lagoon fish from fishermen; collecting bonefish for biological sampling; and for training of new project recruit (Fisheries Extension Assistant) on creel surveys to complement the CFD ongoing monitoring surveys. A creel survey was carried out for the purpose of documenting demographic and fishing behavior, catch size and weight, effort (fishing time spent and gears used) and fisher’s perception on status of marine resource. The team carried out18 surveys at different villages including Kabangaki, Baretoa, Tekatirirake and Tabiang.

'Promoting gardening at schools on Abemama to enhance food security in light of climate change' March 2018

Two Education (MoE) officials visited Abemama from 20th February to 02 March, to consult and raise awareness of school communities on gardening under the Food Security Project, better known as the LDCF project, managed by MELAD, with funding support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and administered by UNDP. The team visited four primary schools, JSS, and three private senior secondary schools to speak with head-teachers/principals, teachers and students, school committees and school improvement plan communities, about the significance of the project and how MoE contributes to the project at the school level.

'Revival of bonefishing game on Nonouti Island - refresher fishing guides training' February 2018

A refresher training for fishing guides on Nonouti Island, 13-21 February 2018, has come to an end. The training was conducted by Capt. Gavin Platz and Deborah Burrows from Tie’N’Fly Fishing Company, under the GEF-LDCF- and UNDP-supported Food Security project, co- financed by the Ministry of Information, Communications, Transport and Tourism Development (MICTTD). The training was designed to reassess the knowledge and skills of fishing guides, to test their abilities when guiding anglers, and for reviving the bonefishing game project for Nonouti Island.

'Roll out of the Food Security Project Activities on Maiana Island' April 2018

A team from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource Development from the Fisheries Coastal Division based in Tanaea, visited Maiana from 20 – 29 April, 2018, to roll out activities under the Food Security Project, managed by MELAD, with fund support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and administered by UNDP. One official from the Fisheries Division conducted a training on Post-Harvest and value addition from Tebikerai to Bubutei. During the training participants were taught on how to preserve fish, other bivalve and clam in the bottle that could last 3 months, they also learned different recipes on how to cook different kinds of fish, such as bonefish ball, yellowfin tuna and smoked fish. The main idea for the training was to demonstrate climate resilient practices to enhance food security as climate change worsens and at the same time show sources of income from marine resources, in selling such value-added products besides cutting coconut copra.

'Completion of fisheries marine survey on Abemama Island' March 2018

A team from the Research and Monitoring Unit of the Coastal Fisheries Division return from Abemama after spending almost a month on the island. The Officer in Charge of this program, Mr Max Pita, commented that the visit to Abemama is part of the program to carry out underwater marine survey to identify and provide the status of the existing coastal fisheries.

Construire un avenir énergétique durable au Bénin

De nouveaux projets soutenus par le PNUD et financés par le FEM renforcent la résilience et la durabilité du secteur de l'énergie au Bénin

Le Bénin fait face à de nombreux défis énergétiques. Seul un tiers de la population a accès à l'électricité, des interruptions fréquentes perturbent le service, plus de 80 % de l'électricité est importée, le bois demeure la source d’énergie principale pour la cuisson et un climat changeant entraîne une hausse des températures et des pressions accrues l’approvisionnement en énergie du pays.

Press Release - Strengthening the adaptation and resilience of rural communities facing climate change in Madagascar

In order to reduce the vulnerability of populations in Madagascar facing the adverse effects of climate change and severe weather events, the UNDP launched a new project on January 27in Antsirabe titled "Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana.”