Project Goal


Through the five-year implementation of the Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C‑CAP), USAID will help build the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities in the Pacific Island region; with increased capacity for climate-smart decision-making, communities will be positioned to adapt to the short and longer term effects of climate change.



Project Objectives


C-CAP is building community resilience to climate change in the Pacific region by:

·         rehabilitating and constructing new, small-scale community infrastructure;

·         building capacity for community engagement for disaster prevention and preparedness; and

·         integrating climate resilient policies and practices into long-term land use plans and building standards.



Project Components & Reports


Component One

Component Two







Pacific Island countries, some of which stand just a few meters above sea level, comprise one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change. The nature-based livelihoods and diverse cultures of these island nations are being challenged, and in some cases overwhelmed, by rising sea levels, air and ocean temperatures, acidification levels, and shifting rainfall and storm patterns—effects of climate change projected to worsen over the next 100 years.





Through C-CAP, USAID will support local-level climate change interventions in 12 Pacific Island countries: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.  In more than 90 communities, USAID will increase local knowledge and adaptive capacity through community-based training. When applied, these forward-looking interventions will increase the resilience of Pacific Island coastal communities to the projected impacts of climate change.




Entering C-CAP’s second year, USAID is continuing risk identification, capacity building, infrastructure adaptation, disaster preparedness and land use planning implementation in 22 “Year 1 communities” across Fiji (5), PNG (5), Samoa (5), Tonga (5) and Vanuatu (2). In “Year 2”, project programming will be launched in 20 new communities (five per country) across Fiji, PNG, Samoa and Tonga, and 8 new communities in Vanuatu. C-CAP also extends to new communities in Kiribati, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, and Nauru. Read more .....  


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