Talanoa Consulting

climate change, disaster risk
reduction & resilience

In the Pacific, climate change, natural hazards and environmental degradation are ever-present threats, undermining, livelihoods, security and human rights. Pacific peoples are determined to build their resilience, adapt to, as well as mitigate their growing realities to protect their land and homes. Focusing on people centred and integrated solutions.

We have undertaken the following projects in this area:

Fiji Climate Finance Writeshop Training

December 2021 | Client: The Commonwealth Secretariat | Facilitation and technical input to the Fiji Climate Finance Writeshop Training with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Climate Change Section.

Support to GGGI Planning Meeting

November 2021 | Client: GGGI | Develop sessions and facilitation tools for a hybrid in-person and virtual planning retreat; facilitate sessions and track outcomes from each session.

SME business continuity planning guidance

August 2021 to April 2022 | Client: UNDP | Undertake consultations with SMEs and Chambers of Commerce in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Palau on revising business continuity planning tools in light of the private sector response to Covid-19; and revise materials appropriately.

Fiji Marinas Sustainable Benchmarking

June 2021 to September 2021 | Client: BMT Commercial (IFC) | Assist the IFC to prepare a decision-making tool to evaluate whether potential marina proposals in Fiji are sustainable from an environmental, economic and social perspective to enable the bank to consider investment decisions.

Human mobility in the context of climate change

August- September, 2019 Review and finalisation of gender and human mobility research, and development of a toolkit module Client: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Green Climate Fund evaluation

April- May, 2019 National Consultant to Support an Independent Evaluation of the Green Climate Fund’s Country Ownership Approach – Suva, Fiji Client: ICF

Resilience Training

January - September , 2019 Integration of resilience aspects into ecosystem-based management guidelines and training Client: Wildlife Conservation Society