Akamatutu’anga To Tatou Ora’anga Meitaki (ATOM): Building a healthy and resilient Cook Islands Community – one block at a time

Akamatutu’anga To Tatou Ora’anga Meitaki (ATOM): Building a healthy and resilient Cook Islands Community – one block at a time

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 06 Mar 2024 at B.38
  • Est. completion 06 Mar 2029
  • ESS Category Category C

The Cook Islands face a triple health challenge due to climate change: communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and other health impacts of climate change, which can result in high rates of sickness and death. Water and food security, safety, vector-borne diseases, and heat-related illnesses are exacerbated by climate-related natural hazards such as intense cyclones and rising sea levels. Climate-related disasters also disrupt healthcare services, disproportionately affecting vulnerable groups in the population. 

"Akamatutu’anga To Tatou Ora’anga Meitaki (ATOM): Building a healthy and resilient Cook Islands Community – one block at a time" aims at enhancing the capacity of the health system and the resilience of health services in the Cook Islands, which serve the total population of the country. The project will further support approximately 30 communities and 22 health facilities and/or emergency centres in 12 inhabited islands of the 15 islands, including the 11 outer Pa Enua islands and the main island of Rarotonga.  

ATOM was developed through a partnership between the Cook Islands and GCF where the country originated and developed the project with GCF support. Through GCF’s Readiness Programme and Project Preparation Facility (PPF), the Cook Islands undertook preparatory activities such as health assessments and pre-feasibility studies to inform project design and implementation, ensuring the project will be impactful, effective, efficient and meet the needs of its population.   

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


13 Feb 2018 - 2214 days

Concept note received

13 Feb 2018

Funding proposal received

26 Jan 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

14 Dec 2023

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

05 Feb 2024

Cleared by iTAP

12 Feb 2024


06 Mar 2024 - 24 days

Approved by GCF Board

06 Mar 2024

FAA effective

06 Mar 2024

FAA executed

06 Mar 2024

Under implementation

29 Mar 2024 - 80 days so far

Disbursement - USD 2,660,332

29 Mar 2024

To be completed

06 Mar 2029 - 1,725 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 financing21% disbursed

GrantUSD 12,512,509
Total GCF Financing
USD 12,512,509


Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 349,464
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 49,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 347,092
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 142,589
Total Co-Financing
USD 888,145

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Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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Accredited Entity

Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Cook Islands
Mr. Mani Mate

Director of Development Coordination Division
Ms. Tessa Vaetoru

Accredited Entity Manager
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National Designated Authority

Cook Islands
Climate Change Cook Islands Division of the Office of the Prime Minister
Mr. Wayne King Primary
Director of Climate Change
Office of the Prime Minister, Private Bag, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Phone +682 25494
Phone +682 25 494