Kiribati Adaptation Program – Phase II

The Kiribati Adaptation Program – Phase II (KAPII) was the US$5.8 million Pilot Implementation phase of the Program, which ran from 2006 to 2011.

KAPII developed and demonstrated a systematic diagnosis of climate-related problems, designed and implemented cost-effective adaptation measures and continued the integration of climate risk awareness and responsiveness into economic and operational planning from KAPI.

KAPII had five broad components:

1. Policy, planning, and information

2. Reducing the vulnerability of the coastline including key public assets and ecosystems

3.The development and management of freshwater resources

4.Providing technical assistance to build capacity at island and community level

5.Project management

His Excellency President Anote Tong

Climate change a ‘whole nation approach’

President Tong spoke with Nic Maclellan from Islands Business about global warming, climate migration, the Pacific Islands Forum and Kiribati’s role in regional fisheries negotiations in a recent trip to Australia.

The vandalised transformer in August, 2012, before the new parts arrived.

Tarawa water reserve back online

South Tarawa’s ground water supply has increased by approximately 20 per cent, providing vital fresh water to the community.

This sea wall is all that protects these homes in the village of Abarao on the island of Tarawa. Photo: Finn Frandsen, Politiken


Is time running out? Reports indicate Kiribati’s capital, Tarawa, could be uninhabitable by mid-century if adaptation measures fail.

President Anote Tong helps plant mangroves in a KAPII initiative to protect our coastlines.

Kiribati Adaptation Program (KAP)

Providing safe water and resilient coastal infrastructure to the people of Kiribati in the face of climate change.

Tiaeke Tio and the KAPII drilling rig at Bikenibeu.

Drilling for water in Kiribati

The 40,311 residents of South Tarawa are currently drawing on a groundwater supply that can only support half the population.

President Anote Tong helps plant mangroves in a KAPII initiative to protect our coastlines.

Kiribati gets 37,000 new mangroves

Over 37,000 mangrove seedlings have recently been planted on the islands of Aranuka, Butaritari, Maiana, Makin and in North and South Tarawa.

An example of healthy coral.

Diving under the surface of Kiribati

The people of Kiribati rely on healthy coral reef systems to protect the shorelines of their atolls and provide a habitat for fish.