What is KIVA?
Kiribati's Integrated Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (KIVA) is a key instrument to identify and prepare a nation and its people to the risks posed by climate change and disaster.
The IVA recognises that climate change and non-climate change factors should be assessed in a multi-sectoral vulnerabilities framework. It focusses the assessment of exposure, sensitivities and adaptive capacity within a sustainable livelihoods framework.
This focuses on people’s access to natural, infrastructural, human, finance resources to support their livelihood needs and the institutional structures and processes that influence resource access and use.
Guided by key vulnerability, disaster risk and sustainable livelihood frameworks, the Kiribati IVA utilizes several methods of data collection to carry out the assessment. This has involved desk-top and scientific studies, national consultations, fieldwork, participatory appraisals in selected villages, focus group surveys, and sector-specific surveys. This intranet site is based on the fieldwork and participatory appraisals collected through the IVA survey.
The scoring of each component is assessed qualitatively by identified key informants from the community and trained IVA assessors. The assessment tools include focus group discussions, field walk, documentation review and risk mapping.
KIVA aims and partners
The Kiribati IVA is an integrated, holistic country-wide approach to climate vulnerability assessment and planning led by the Climate Change Unit in the Office of the President.
The aim is to improve multi-sector coordination, align support, and optimise the selection of climate change interventions and assess their likely and actual impact.
KEY PARTNERS IN THE KIVA APPROACH INCLUDE:
OB Office of the Beretitenti (President)
KCFD Kiribati Climate Finance Division
KMS Kiribati Meteorological Service
KNEG Kiribati National Expert Group on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management
KNSO Kiribati Teachers College
MIA Ministry of Internal Affairs
MCIC Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives
MCTTD Ministry of Communications, Transport and Tourism Development
MELAD Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agriculture
MFAI Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
MFED Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
MFED: KCFD Kiribati Climate Finance Division
MFMRD Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource Resources Development
MOE Ministry of Education
MISE Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy
MWYSA Ministry of Women, Youth and Social Affairs
• Stakeholder listing is currently under review and likely to change.