The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) projects examined in this study began in the early 2010s, and were facilitated by a convergence of favorable operational, policy, institutional, and funding trends. Similar to the Caribbean Islands, PICs benefited from one of the longest operational experiences in the world in disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation (CCA). The current study provides timely guidance to the next generation of community resilience operations in PICs. This study aims to: (1) compile key findings and lessons learned from community-based climate and disaster resilience operations in PICs, supplemented by relevant experience from other comparative projects globally (particularly in island states); and (2) develop practical guidance in designing future operations of this kind.