The objective is to support the Government of Tuvalu (GoT) identify key priority areas for resilience building to inform a Catastrophe Deferred Draw-down Option and to address some of the key issues identified in the Tuvalu Climate Change Policy, specifically: (i) infrastructure not built to the appropriate and relevant standards and that does not incorporate climate projections into its design; (ii) a building code that is difficult to enforce; and (iii) poorly located and designed coastal protection and roads resulting in increased coastal erosion and inundation. Reducing the risk of the potential losses associated with natural disasters will depend primarily on developing and maintaining Tuvalu’s buildings, infrastructure, and assets to withstand climate change impacts and disaster risks. The expected outcome is to assist the GoT to build institutional capacity to manage both public and private assets and increase the disaster and climate resilience of infrastructure, buildings, and housing.

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction