Project Management is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria.

More specifically, a project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources. And a project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a singular goal. So a project team often includes people who don’t usually work together – sometimes from different organizations and across multiple geographies.

Within the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA), Climate Change projects undertaken by the office are a partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea, the development partners, multiple stakeholders and the donors. Implementing these series of nationally driven programmes since the establishment of CCDA in 2010 has supported the Government of Papua New Guinea to develop and implement policy frameworks and institutional arrangements for the organization. The ongoing projects respond to the needs and demands of PNG and thus, projects vary in thematic focus, scope and scale.

And all projects must be expertly managed to deliver on-time, on-budget, and as per the organisation’s needs.

    The ongoing projects within the Adaptation and Projects Division are;

  1. Building Resilience to Climate Change (BRCC) Project: The project is designed to implement the country’s Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR), funded under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), a multi-donor Trust Fund within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The project will mainstream climate resilience into development planning and address country priorities focusing on the most vulnerable communities and sectors.

    PNG was selected as one of the countries to participate in the PPCR. The Pacific PPCR has four components: country activities in three countries (Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga) and a region-wide component. The PPCR will provide financing through the multilateral development banks (MDBs) to support programs in the selected pilot countries. Proposals for PPCR funding are prepared jointly by the recipient country and the relevant MDBs.

    The goal of the PPCR is to help countries transform to a climate resilient development path, consistent with national poverty reduction and sustainable development goals. In its nature as a pilot program and supporting learning-by-doing, PPCR implementation ultimately aims to result in an increased application of knowledge on integration of climate resilience into development.

  2. Adaptation Fund Project
  3. Climate Ready Project
  4. Integrated Water and Sustainable Energy – Rigo District Central Province
  5. Food and water security in 2 vulnerable communities in Milne Bay Province - GIZ Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR)

Adaptation Fund Project:

Papua New Guinea is susceptible to a host of natural disasters whose impact is projected to intensify with the onset of climate change. Worsening tropical storms, cyclones, drought, and even hailstorms in the highlands have already imposed setbacks to the country, its economy, environment, and basic human development needs. In the North Coast and the Islands regions of Papua New Guinea, home to a total of nearly 2.6 million people, flooding–both coastal and inland–is the most important climate-change related hazard, threatening coastal communities, key economic centers, and provincial capitals. The project, a joint undertaking by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Papua New Guinea’s Office of Climate Change and Development, will focus on helping both the government and residents of the riverine North Coast and the coastal Islands communities make informed decisions about how best to plan and respond to a coastal or inland flood. The coastal flooding component aims to establish a coastal early warning system for observation, data collection and information management and dissemination in the provinces of the North Coast and Islands Region; coastal flood preparedness and response plans and systems; and a support system for community-led mangrove reforestation and conservation projects. The inland flooding component will focus on river communities and set up early warning systems for observation, data collection and information management and dissemination in the North Coast provinces. It would also establish an inland flood preparedness and response plan and systems in Oro Province, as well as integrated riverbank protection measures across four provinces.
Other project components include the incorporation of climate- and disaster-related risk policies into coastal zone policy-making and legal frameworks at the national and sub-national levels, as well as training for government employees at all levels to implement these policies and plans. The project will also work to promote ownership of adaptation and climate change-related risk reduction processes at national and sub-national levels through awareness-raising, and education. Lessons learned and best practices would be disseminated to domestic communities, civil society, policy makers in government and to other countries and international actors working toward similar goals.

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Climate Ready Project:

Climate Ready is an USAID funded project which works with Pacific islands governments and regional stakeholders to (1) draft and implement policies to achieve national adaptation goals; (2) access and utilize international sources of Climate financing; and (3) improve systems and expertise to better manage and monitor adaptation projects. This project will build on and leverage similar work that is already underway. The coutcome will help countries develop in accordance their national adaptation strategies. Climate Ready will work with governments to prioritize areas of support that align with their climate adaption plans and goals. Illustrative examples include:
  • Assist governments to draft or update climate change laws, policies, regulations etc.
  • Promote peer-to-peer sharing of best practices among governments in the region.
  • Strengthen financial management, data collection, performance monitoring and reporting systems.
  • Develop tools and techniques to ensure vulnerable groups are considered in policy development and project planning.
  • Increase project management capacity for government staff and project implementers.
  • Increase awareness of objectives and requirements of international climate change funds.
  • Support country readiness goals for accessing increased amounts of climate change funds.
  • Provide technical assistance to plan, design and draft funding proposals that address adaptation priorities and account for vulnerable groups.
  • Develop and deliver training/certification programs for civil society and private sector entities who will manage adaptation projects.

  • Objective 1:

    Assist countries to incorporate Climate Change Adaptation goals into National Policy and support policy implementation. Climate Ready will support counterparts to improve climate adaptation policies and implement reforms. This work will be linked to existing initiatives and regional efforts by the Council of Regional Organizations in the Pacific (CROP) agencies.

    Expected results

  • Assist at least 40 agencies to develop/implement adaptation policies or projects that are sensitive to the needs of vulnerable groups.
  • Assist at least 40 agencies to develop/implement adaptation policies or projects that are sensitive to the needs of vulnerable groups.
  • Assist national governments to advance at least 15 adaptation policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Create at least 15 peer-to-peer partnerships among Pacific island country partners.

  • Objective 2:

    Increase access to Climate Finance Climate Ready will provide technical assistance and capacity building to help countries access climate change adaptation funding through national accreditation, and/or through regional or multilateral accreditation

    Expected results
  • Facilitate access to at least US$500 million in climate change funding.
  • Assist countries to obtain national implementing entity accreditation.
  • Assist with the design and/or management of 40 climate change projects in partnership with governments.
  • Partner with CROP agencies to support regional accreditation and project management.
  • Objective 3:
    Build capacity to implement adaptation projects Climate Ready will support the public and private sector and civil society to implement climate change adaptation projects after funding is received.

    Expected results
  • Strengthened government project management and data collection systems.
  • Strengthened management systems for project implementers through certification programs.
  • Partnerships developed between international and Pacific organizations for knowledge transfer.
  • Online tools and e-learning platforms that make it easier to access technical and project management information developed.

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    Integrated Water and Sustainable Energy – Rigo District Central Province

    The overall objective of the project is to support the socio-economic development of three rural communities in the Rigo District: Imuagoro, Keapera and Kalo villages and to reduce their vulnerability against climate change impacts through the provision of reliable, integrated water and sustainable energy. At national level this objective will contribute towards fulfilling PNG’s commitment to the Kyoto Protocol.

    Project Outcomes

  • Water supply systems including, protected water sources, treatment and distribution systems, sustainable energy, pumps, reservoirs, rainwater harvesting systems are established and used in the target villages
  • Stand-alone sustainable energy street lighting systems are established in the target villages
  • Sustainable energy refrigeration systems are provided to the target villages
  • Health care centres in the target villages are provided with sustainable energy, medical coolers and water supply
  • The capacity and awareness of all stakeholders regarding sustainable energy infrastructure and water supply systems has increased

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    Food and water security in 2 vulnerable communities in Milne Bay Province - GIZ Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR)
      The project objectives are;

    1. To ensure the food security of the Wamira community by supporting the maintenance of their unique traditional irrigation system and through sustainable agriculture development;
    2. To increase the resiliency of a highly vulnerable community in Kiriwina through the development of a local land use plan, with a particular focus on food and water security.

    The following results are expected from the project interventions:

  • The Wamira Doba traditional irrigation system is upgraded and functioning effectively (Baseline – report on irrigation status by Walter Berier);
  • An increased diversity of crops, appropriate for the site conditions, is produced by the local community for subsistence and semi-commercial utilisation (Baseline – baseline report report on current crops);
  • Farmers are utilising new skills and knowledge on appropriate farming techniques and food processing technologies (Baseline – baseline report on current farming techniques and food processing technologies);
  • Increased economic and entrepreneurial activities carried out by women in Wamira (Baseline – baseline report);
  • Suitable crop varieties and farming technologies are identified for the Rabaraba type landscape (very dry, rain shadow zone, high temperature) (Baseline – 0 crops);
  • A local village land use plan for 1 village in Kiriwina is endorsed by the local community and district and provincial offices;
  • A local village in Kiriwina has improved water security (Baseline – baseline report on water quality, supply, and access);
  • Lessons learnt and experiences documented and disseminated (Baseline – 0 documentation);
  • Increased awareness and understanding of climate change issues and adaptation responses amongst local communities and district officers.

  • The other two technical Divisions – REDD+ and Mitigation and MRV and National Communication have their own projects. You can read more about their projects when visiting their webpages.

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