Description/achievement of initiative
Sustainable development of Small Island Developing StatesThe objective of this partnership is to enhance resilience to climate change and extreme weather events- This platform will serve as a repository for regional climate change information and data and will help in sound decision making.- It will help build strategic partnerships with key regional institutions promoting sharing of knowledge, lessons learnt and best practices between states and other regions as well as ensuring maximum synergies with existing initiatives.
- The existing Climate Change Information Centre at the Ministry of Environment & SD will also act as a Regional Climate Change Centre;- Memorandum of understanding will be signed between Countries with regard to data sharing;- Regional Climate Change Indicators will be developed;- Countries will have read/write access over their data and only read access over other countries data;- Yearly regional report will be prepared on climate change impacts and best practices; and- Monitoring and Evaluation
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Facilities will be included for hand-on training and knowledge enhancement at the Centre
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
This partnership could be coordinated by the Indian Ocean Commission through the WIOCC.
Indian Ocean Commission, Japan International Cooperation Agency, United Nations Development Programme, WIOCC, Relevant Ministries and Departments from member states of Indian Ocean Commission and Eastern Africa, and relevant research institutions