The EU – North Pacific – Readiness for El Niño (RENI) project
The RENI project is about communities working to secure food and water resources ahead of drought. The project is funded with € 4.5 million from the European Union and implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the governments and peoples of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) and Palau.
Following the declarations of emergency by the FSM, RMI and Palau at the beginning of 2016, and by other affected countries around the world, the European Union (EU) responded with a “Pro-Resilience – Special Measure” to assist the affected populations. The EU – North Pacific – Readiness for El Niño (RENI) project is one component of this Special Measure, which was signed on 3 November 2016.
The implementation period for the RENI project is from the date of signature of the agreement, 6 July 2017, to 30 October 2020.
- Uptake of key individual and community behaviours that support El Niño resilience
- Local area structural measures implemented to support El Niño resilience building in water and food security and paying special attention to the rights of women and vulnerable groups in outer islands
- National measures - institutional, planning and technical – implemented to support readiness for future El Niño events.
Latest publications and documents
- Report: 1st Steering Committee meetings (SCM), Pohnpei, FSM - April 2018
- RENI project factsheet
- Watch video, 'Applying our Learning to Integrated Approaches: The RENI Experience' showcased at SPC's CRGA sub-committee meeting.
- Concept Note
- Project Design Document
- Report: National Consultations ( December 2017)
- Report: Agricultural Assessment- Ailuk Atoll (April 2018)
- Report: Ailuk Atoll Working Group Consultations (June 2018)
- Report: Project Design Consultations ( June 2018)
- RMI national factsheet
- Watch video, 'Experiences from the 2013 and 2016 droughts in the Marshall Islands'
Implementing agencies: Pacific Community in partnership with the governments and peoples of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) and Palau.
Implementation period: 2017 to 2020
Budget: € 4.5 million
Project Manager: Dr Gillian Cambers