“Institutional Strengthening in Pacific Island Countries to Adapt to Climate Change (ISACC)



Key Result Areas:

Pacific Island Countries’ (PICs) efforts to respond to the adverse impacts of climate change are placing additional pressures on existing governance structures to reform and work effectively. With the availability of new international climate change finance to developing countries, it is expected that the increase in funding support will result in increased complexities and pressures for PICs governments. Whilst there have been a number of successful interventions which the region has benefited from as a result of climate change programmes, there is growing recognition that the region’s national institutions and human capacity needs to be further strengthened.

High level policies and strategies may provide the necessary mandates, direction and frameworks for the development and implementation of information management systems, partnerships, projects and procedures both within and across agencies and jurisdictions. However, these policies and strategies need to be supported with suitable institutional arrangements and appropriate capacity to drive the achievements of intended outcomes.                 

The goal of the regional project is to strengthen the national institutional capacity of Pacific island countries (PICS) to effectively plan, coordinate and respond to the adverse impacts of climate change. 


  1. Integrated institutional frameworks and national capacity strengthened to support multi-sectoral approaches to climate change and disaster risks.
  2. Access to new climate change finance enhanced through improved capacity, systems and tools.
  3. Regional cooperation and coordination strengthened through augmented national capacity delivered through shared learning to support PICs address climate and disaster risks.

For more information, download the USAID ISACC Project overview.

Implementing agencies: The Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS).

Funded by: 

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Participating countries: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

Implementation period: September 2015 - September 2020

Budget: USD 5 million

Project Manager: Ms Vuki Buadromo

Geoscience Division | Pacific Community

Private Mail Bag, Suva | Level 1, Lotus Building, Nabua | Suva, Fiji

Tel: (679) 3379 350 |

Email: [email protected] | Skype: evukibuadromo

Website: www.spc.int  | www.gsd.spc.int