Project ID 2210233011

The Apia Office focuses almost exclusively on Pacific SIDS, which have prioritized climate change and disaster resilience as a cross-cutting issue affecting their progress towards achievement of all the SDGs. Many have recognized that the traditional knowledge of their local communities and indigenous peoples is a key resource for their resiliency. In keeping with the UNESCO SIDS Action Plan and the SAMOA Pathway, the overall objective of this workplan is to develop the capacity of Pacific SIDS to assess, raise awareness of and adapt to climate change through activities focusing on science, traditional knowledge and community-based action. Use of UNESCO tools under its LINKS programme as well as the Sandwatch tool for climate change monitoring will be promoted.

  • On-going

USD 60,000

Total Project Budget

USD 16,431

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Natural sciences Contribution to Regular Budget 60,000 16,431

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.SC3 - SIDS empowered with strengthened capacities in UNESCO fields of expertise to better address their specific challenges
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.IP3 - Member States capacities and awareness are strengthened to protect, safeguard and promote Indigenous knowledge, cultures, and languages through inclusive policies and targeted action
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%
  • Youth | 30%
  • Small Island Developing States | 60%