The Kiwa Initiative launches new projects and receives additional contributions from its donors
The Kiwa Initiative Steering Committee meeting chaired by New Zealand, took place in Suva, Fiji on May 16th, 2023.
Thanks to increased donor contributions from France and Canada, the Kiwa Initiative's budget has now reached more than EUR 75 million.
The Kiwa Initiative awarded grants to two additional regional projects in Pacific Island Countries, to enhance climate change adaptation thanks to Nature-based Solutions (NbS):
1. The INSPIRE (INvasive SPecIes management for Resilient Ecosystems and societiEs) project, led by BirdLife International, will be implemented in Fiji (Melanesia), Palau (Micronesia), Samoa and French Polynesia (Polynesia), with the overall objective of enhancing and mainstreaming invasive species management for climate change adaptation in priority biodiversity sites.
2. The MICOAST (MICronesian Community-based Fisheries Management and NbS for COASTal resilience) project, led by OneReef, will be implemented in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru and Republic of Palau (ROP).
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