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)