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Dutch Ambassador -  Robert Willem Zaagman presenting his credentials to Kiribati President, Anote Tong

Four new Ambassadors’ meet with President Tong

Four new ambassadors’ met with President Anote Tong last Monday to present their Letters of Credence as accredited Ambassadors’ to the Republic of Kiribati.

Gathering freshwater from a well in Kiribati.

Rain Water Harvesting Contract for Construction signed

A contract for Rain Water Harvesting Works was signed between the Ministry of Public Works and Utilities (MPWU) and King Holdings Ltd. The provision of rainwater in North Tarawa is primarily aimed at trying to provide a reserve water supply for drought times.

Kiribati President, Anote Tong and EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica.  Photo credit: EU-Audio Visual Services.

EU announces $23 million Euro for Kiribati

The European Union has just announced a 23 million Euro grant for Kiribati, to develop Kiritimati Island in Kiribati and thereby also alleviating climate change threats.


Side event in Lima, Peru

Kiribati holds successful joint-side event with Taiwan at the margins of UNFCCC meeting in Lima, Peru

The Kiribati – ITRI joint side event at the COP20/CMP10 in Lima, Peru delivered an emotional but captivating climate change story to the full packed room of partners, COP20 delegates, and spectators.

Her Execellency  Makurita Baaro delivers her speech in Lima, Peru

Coalition of Low Lying Atoll Nations on Climate Change meets at sidelines of UNFCCC meeting in Lima, Peru

A meeting of the Coalition of Low Lying Atoll Nations on Climate Change, held at the busy sidelines of the ongoing UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru, met last week and has agreed on a road map to achieve three immediate major goals of the Coalition.

Evire Banririe, PUB Water Reticulation Secnior Technician, checks the Water Air Release Valve

Water leak detection works underway

The Public Utilities Board (PUB) through the Kiribati Adaptation Program – Phase III (KAPIII) is now working with Posch and Partners Consulting Engineers (P&P) to do leak detection works, to improve water resource use and management on South Tarawa’s water transmission main. Water loss in the system is stated to be around 67% and the quality has decreased over the past years.


MPWU presents during the Consultation Workshop to Buota and Bonriki villagers

Governance Roadmap on Water Reserves first workshop, complete

The critical state of the water reserves is likely to get more serious in the future as a result of the impacts of climate change on future rainfall / drought patterns, together with the population growth.

Land owner from Tabonibara, North Tarawa, signs the voluntary land use agreement

Location confirmed for infiltration galleries in North Tarawa

A total of 7 landowners for Tabonibara and 11 for Nooto signed a voluntary land use agreement to declare their land for infiltration galleries which will be a reserve area for water.

Participants of the SPC EU-GCCA: PSIS workshop try out the new tippy tap display. Photo: KAPIII

Hand washing with soap will save lives

Turning hand washing with soap before eating and after using the toilet into an ingrained habit could save more lives than any single vaccine or medical intervention.


Kiribati Global March 20 September 2014

Kiribati joins People’s Climate March

The People’s Climate March is about people from different communities standing in solidarity to show world leaders, that people are ready for action on Climate Change.