CCCD Project Will Aid Leaders Manage Environmental Resources

A USD55 million project aimed to improve management of environmental data and information kicked off this month. The project ‘CB2/Cross Cutting Capacity Development (CCCD)’ is supported by the UNDP, Global Environmental Fund and implemented by the Department of Environment, Protection and Conservation (DEPC).

The project aims to strengthen Vanuatu’s capacities to meet national and global environmental commitments through improved management of environmental data and information.
 
The CB2 project Coordinator, Roger Smithy explains that the first step of the CB2 project is to consult various key stakeholders including the DEPC, Energy sector, Agriculture sector and Meteo among others and identify the main indicators for collection. The indicators will then form the basis of the development of a centralised management information system to address existing gaps in information.
 
Having one centralized information management system that can collect, analyze, disseminate and monitor data will greatly benefit communities’ capacity to take appropriate actions to threats posed by climate change on natural resources.
 
Key staff will be trained on data entry and analysis across all provinces in the future. The project will conclude in 2019.

For more information, call the DEPC on 25302 or visit the CB2 page on the NAB Portal​

By Vanuatu Department of Environment, Protection and Conservation, Ministry of Climate Change Adaptation