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First Kiribati Te Boboto Technical Dialogue

The Ministry of Environment, Lands, and Agricultural Development have hosted its first Kiribati Te Boboto Technical Dialogue at the Tarawa Hotel previously known as Otintaai Hotel. The theme of the dialogue is “Achieving KV 20 Aspirations through Innovative and Sustainable Waste Management Solutions,” supporting a clean Environment and Waste free in Kiribati. The dialogue was Read More

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Food for the future: Nonouti island develops plan for food security as climate change impacts deepen

A team of fifteen government officers has visited Nonouti island to develop an Island Strategic Plan ensuring food security in the context of climate change. Forty participants – including the Mayor and Councilor, the island clerk, community representatives, schools, churches and businesses and tour guides – were invited to attend the week-long workshop, 22 to Read More

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Ensuring food security under climate change: strategic plans to be made available to communities for LDCF-I Pilot islands; Maiana, Abemama and Nonouti.

Under a project to enhance food security under climate change, staff from twelve government ministries have come together at Buariki, North Tarawa to carry out the translation of Island Strategic Plans for Maiana, Abemama and Nonouti. The objective of the retreat, 9-11 August, was to translate the plans from local language to English so they Read More

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KIRIBATI Te Boboto Dialogue

This coming Friday (23/08/2019), ECD is having its First Dialogue on Solid Waste Management in Kiribati. It will mark a stepping stone in collaborating with other Ministries related with solid wastes on how to utilize and minimize them. The overall objective of the dialogue is to improve waste management in Kiribati and to ensure South Read More

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National Clean Seas Campaign at Temwaiku Site

Today at 2:00pm, an on-going clean-up program from the MELAD will be undertaken at Temwaiku site to support the Environment Conservation Division`s National Clean-Seas Campaign. MELAD has also reached out to nearby Ministries to join hands in this cleanup activity. The National Clean-Seas Campaign is a huge project of ECD in regards to the cleanliness Read More

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Food for the future: Nonouti island develops plan for food security as climate change impacts deepen

A team of fifteen government officers has visited Nonouti island to develop an Island Strategic Plan ensuring food security in the context of climate change. Forty participants – including the Mayor and Councilor, the island clerk, community representatives, schools, churches and businesses and tour guides – were invited to attend the week-long workshop, 22 to Read More

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GIZ-MACBIO-Programme at ECD: Two Trainings for GIS Map Establishment conducted at ECD in May & June 2019

In May & June 2019, under the MACBIO Programme (conducted by GIZ, IUCN & SPREP in 5 Pacific island nations, including Kiribati), Dr. Martin Falke, a geologist & consultant from GIZ (German Organization for International Cooperation), working at ECD within that programme for a 2 year period since December 2018, conducted two QGIS (Quantum Geographic Read More

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The deployment of Clam and Sandfish farming Program in Maiana to enhance the Marine Food Sources for Maiana Island Communities.

Fisheries officials visited Maiana in May to carry out the deployment of the clam, collect the matured maxima and Hippopus (hippopus) for broodstock and to identify potential sites for sandfish farming. The program is in response to concerns raised during the Community Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) consultation in May 2019 about the decline in the Read More

Automated weather stations to benefit island communities in the pilot islands of the LDCF-I Project

The installation of automated weather stations (AWS) in Maiana, Nonouti and Abemama in Kiribati has opened up opportunities for weather forecasters and local communities. The AWS was set up in March this year on these three islands by the Kiribati Meteorological Services and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) funded by the Read More