USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific Second Annual Meeting Proceedings
The USAID Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility for Asia and the Pacific (ADAPT Asia-Pacific) 2nd Annual Meeting was held on 3-4 June 2013 in Nadi, Fiji, in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). This second regional meeting was part of the first-ever “Pacific Climate Change Resourcing Event Week” under the auspices of Pacific Climate Change Roundtable (PCCR) Resources Working Group (RWG) and supported by UNDP, USAID and AusAID.
The event followed a three-day Pacific Climate Change Financing Workshop (30 May – 1 June 2013) in Nadi, Fiji. Together the combined events sought to improve Pacific Island Countries’ (PICs) access to funds that would help finance their vital climate change adaptation projects. The event answered the call from the Pacific community at last year’s ADAPT Asia-Pacific first annual meeting in Bangkok, Thailand to further engage in the region, address PIC-specific issues and share experience across the Asia-Pacific region.
Around 110 participants attended the meeting – comprising officials from 14 PICs (Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu) and five Asian government institutions (India, Indonesia, Maldives, the Philippines and Vietnam). Other representatives attended from Pacific regional agencies (PIFS, SPREP, SPC, and USP), bilateral and multilateral development partners (ADB, AusAID, GIZ, UNDP, USAID, and World Bank), as well as civil society and the private sector.