Pacific Islands

Active Projects: 2

GDP (current US$):

Population:

Major Partners

INFORM Risk Rating:

Risk data from INFORM, a global open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters, uses a scale from 0-10, with 10 as the highest level of risk.

Primary Hazards

Context

GFDRR supports activities to strengthen disaster and climate resilience in this country. Additional information forthcoming.

Projects Awarded by GFDRR 2007 - Present

Project Description
Sustainable Energy Industry Development Project - Implementation Support (World Bank Executed)
$30,000 11/2015 - 08/2018

This project aims to supervise and support a Recipient-Executed Trust Fund, which aims to increase the capacity of power utilities in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and Papua New Guinea to enhance their ability to incorporate and manage renewable energy technologies and long-term disaster risk planning. It was developed at the request of the Pacific Power Association (PPA) to assist power utilities transitioning to increase the integration of renewable energy into energy systems. The project will build capacity among PICs to ensure that energy production and distribution infrastructure is resilient to cope with natural hazards and climate change. It will also help train disaster risk management (DRM) and climate resilience utilities, and assist the development of energy sector-specific DRM plans. Given capacity constraints in the PICs, the project will support PPA as an implementation agency.

Sustainable Energy Industry Development Project in the Pacific Islands (Recipient Executed)
$270,000 11/2015 - 06/2020

This project aims to increase the capacity of power utilities in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and Papua New Guinea to enhance their ability to incorporate and manage renewable energy technologies and long-term disaster risk planning. It was developed at the request of the Pacific Power Association (PPA) to assist power utilities transitioning to increase the integration of renewable energy into energy systems. The project will build capacity among PICs to ensure that energy production and distribution infrastructure is resilient to cope with the impacts of natural hazards and climate change. It will also help train disaster risk management (DRM) and climate resilience utilities, and assist the development of DRM plans specific to the energy sector. The PPA is receiving support due to capacity constraints in the PICs.

World Bank Engagements 2012 – Present