Vanuatu community-based climate resilience project (VCCRP)

Vanuatu community-based climate resilience project (VCCRP)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 19 May 2022 at B.32
  • Est. completion 24 Oct 2028
  • ESS Category Category C

Vanuatu is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. The nation is made up of mountainous volcanic islands with steep catchments and narrow coastal plains, with the country already living with the impact of climate change including increases in air and sea temperatures, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events such as flooding and tropical cyclones. Most of the population throughout the islands depend on subsistence agriculture and fishing, but these economic lifelines are being severely impacted by climate change induced rainfall patterns, droughts and sea-level rises.

This project will support highly vulnerable rural and coastal communities to increase their resilience to climate change, through targeted community and local adaptation activities in the agriculture and fisheries sectors. The project will also provide access to climate information and early warning systems at the local level. Key activities include establishing local disaster risk reduction committees; protecting and restoring 11,600 hectares of agricultural and fisheries sites; and training smallholder farmers in climate-resilient agriculture techniques and fishers in effective coastal resource management. 

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


28 Feb 2020 - 812 days

Concept note received

28 Feb 2020

Funding proposal received

02 Jul 2021

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

17 Feb 2022

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

10 May 2022

Cleared by iTAP

16 May 2022


19 May 2022 - 159 days

Approved by GCF Board

19 May 2022

FAA executed

19 May 2022

Under implementation

24 Oct 2022 - 607 days so far

FAA effective

24 Oct 2022

Disbursement - USD 1,638,238

08 Dec 2022

Disbursement - USD 6,429,897

22 May 2024

To be completed

24 Oct 2028 - 1,587 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing31% disbursed

GrantUSD 26,182,878
Total GCF Financing
USD 26,182,878


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 4,625,040
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,541,230
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 301,292
Total Co-Financing
USD 6,467,562

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Accredited Entity

Save the Children Australia
Mr Nick Ireland

Director, Climate Change
Kelley Toole

Deputy Director, Climate Change
Phone +61 (0) 426 865 760
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Climate Change, Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management
Mrs. Esline Garaebiti Primary
Director General
Namba 2 Area, PMB 9054,, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Phone +678 22068
Phone +678 7747970
Mr. Abraham Nasak Secondary
Acting Director General
Ms. Florence Iautu Operational focal point
Strategic Manager
Ms. Julia Salerua Operational focal point
Project Development Officer
Phone +678 7756715

News + Stories

On the frontlines of climate change: Financing the largest community-based adaptation project in Vanuatu

16 Mar 2023 / ‘We women depend on fishing along the coastline to provide fish for our families but most of our catch now are much smaller than the ones we caught here the past years,’ says Jennie Jenery, a villager from Efate Island in Vanuatu. Dressed in a blue house dress, Jenery deftly strings a fishing reel while talking about her life on the island. ‘Agriculture is a major focus of our lives. We depend on agriculture’.