Enhancing Adaptation and Community Resilience by Improving Water Security in Vanuatu

Enhancing Adaptation and Community Resilience by Improving Water Security in Vanuatu

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 20 Oct 2022 at B.34
  • Est. completion 19 Sep 2028
  • ESS Category Category B

Vanuatu is a small island developing state comprising 83 islands in the Western Pacific and is extremely vulnerable to climate change and disaster risks such as air and sea temperature increases and extreme weather events including more frequent and intense tropical cyclones. These changes compound existing challenges related to water sanitation services and water resource management and increase the incidence of flooding which leads to significant damages to water infrastructure. 

The objective of this project is to create safe, climate-resilient, and sustainable water utilisation and improve water security in local communities. This will be achieved by improving and scaling up the existing government-owned processes of water management as well as enhancing the capacity of relevant stakeholders in water resources management.   

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


09 May 2019 - 1261 days

Concept note received

09 May 2019

Funding proposal received

28 Apr 2022

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

08 Sep 2022

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

13 Sep 2022

Cleared by iTAP

28 Sep 2022


20 Oct 2022 - 335 days

Approved by GCF Board

20 Oct 2022

FAA executed

05 Apr 2023

Under implementation

19 Sep 2023 - 312 days so far

FAA effective

19 Sep 2023

Disbursement - USD 8,024,268

09 Jul 2024

To be completed

19 Sep 2028 - 1,517 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 financing34% disbursed

GrantUSD 23,325,033
Total GCF Financing
USD 23,325,033


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 4,404,981
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 470,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 90,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 4,964,981

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Accredited Entity

Pacific Community
Mr. Dirk Snyman

Coordinator: Climate Finance
95 Promenade Roger Laroque, BP D5, Noumea, New Caledonia
Phone +687 26 20 00
Ms. Coral Pasisi

Director: Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme
95 Promenade Roger Laroque, BP D5, Noumea, New Caledonia
Phone +683 4106
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Climate Change, Adaptation, Meteorology, Geo-Hazards, Environment, Energy and Disaster Management
Mr. Abraham Nasak Primary
Director General
Ms. Florence Iautu Operational focal point
Strategic Manager
Ms. Julia Salerua Operational focal point
Project Development Officer
Phone +678 7756715