Launched in August 2017, the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project will be implemented over 7 years until 2024. Below is a timeline of key activities and milestones of the project.
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| August |
Launch of implementation
On August 30 2017, the Prime Minister of Tuvalu officially launched the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project in the capital Funafuti.
| June 2018 - Dec 2022 |
TCAP-supported scholarships - to study disciplines such as environmental science, civil and coastal engineering, and meteorology - will open for applications.
Under TCAP, shoreline monitoring will support understanding of shoreline processes and support resilience, improved coastal planning and decision making in the coastal environment zone.
| December |
Primary school curriculum development
TCAP will work with the Ministry of Education to integrate learning about coastal processes and climate change into Tuvalu’s primary curriculum, and to implement teacher training.
| December |
Over the course of the project, detailed island-level coastal assessments will be carried out across Tuvalu’s inhabited islands.
| Dec 2020 |
Trainings on EBA coastal protection
TCAP will train and build the hands-on experience of central and outer-island government officers in Ecosystem-Based Adaptation coastal protection.
| March |
An independent mid-term review of TCAP will be undertaken in 2021.
| Month |
Regional conference for knowledge sharing
The TCAP project will host two regional conferences for knowledge sharing on coastal protection, including one in 2023.
| JUNE |
An independent terminal evaluation will take place prior to operational closure of the project, with the final report made available to the public.