Solomon Islands Knowledge-Action-Sustainability for Resilient Villages (SOLKAS) Project

Solomon Islands Knowledge-Action-Sustainability for Resilient Villages (SOLKAS) Project

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 13 Jul 2023 at B.36
  • Est. completion 07 Feb 2030
  • ESS Category Category C

Rise in sea level and temperature, extreme rainfall, flooding, and droughts threaten the Solomon Islands’ population who reside on low-lying islands and atolls. The local population remains highly reliant on dwindling natural resources which is already leading to reduced labor productivity, stress on freshwater and food supplies, and causing severe degradation of the islands’ distinct ecosystems.  

The SOLKAS project will strengthen the resilience of targeted communities and rural youth on the Solomon Islands against the onslaught of climate change impacts. It will enhance the adaptation capacities of the islands’ government and schools to lay the foundation for a locally led adaptation effort through investments in critical community and school infrastructures. Building upon a community-based adaptation approach, the project will also advance understanding of the climate crisis on the island by delivering two highly innovative initiatives: a digital toolset for climate risk assessment and adaptation planning and a permanent Youth Climate Resilience Livelihoods incubator to accelerate green projects locally.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


23 Dec 2020 - 933 days

Concept note received

23 Dec 2020

Funding proposal received

11 Nov 2022

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

24 Apr 2023

Cleared by iTAP

10 Jul 2023


13 Jul 2023 - 210 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Jul 2023

FAA executed

14 Jul 2023

Under implementation

07 Feb 2024 - 106 days so far

FAA effective

07 Feb 2024

Disbursement - USD 3,598,936

09 Apr 2024

To be completed

07 Feb 2030 - 2,088 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing14% disbursed

GrantUSD 24,965,114
Total GCF Financing
USD 24,965,114


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 3,225,215
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,813,092
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,828,471
Total Co-Financing
USD 6,866,778

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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

Solomon Islands
Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology
Dr. Melchior Mataki Primary
Permanent Secretary
P.O. Box 21, Honiara, Solomon Islands, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Mr. Barnabas Bago Operational focal point

News + Stories

GCF signs six new project agreements after 36th Board meeting

24 Jul 2023 / Six project agreements for climate action were signed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its partners on the margins of GCF’s 36th Board meeting (10-13 July 2023), a record number for the Fund. Out of 12 projects formally approved at GCF’s 36th Board meeting, six project agreements, or Funding Activity Agreements (FAAs), have been signed just days later, demonstrating the Fund’s increasing speed in moving projects from approval to implementation on the ground.