Beyond Barriers: Solomon Islands Case Study

Rua, Z., Vaike, L., McCommon, J. and Lees, J.
Publication language
Date published
01 Feb 2022
Case study
Disaster risk reduction, Environment & climate
Solomon Islands

This case study is part of the ongoing Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG) and World Vision 'Beyond Barriers' research into the integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) programming in the Pacific.

Solomon Islands is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, ranked as the 2nd most vulnerable country on the World Risk Index 2021. Solomon Islands currently maintains separate policies and governance structures for climate change and DRR, but updated disaster management plans are being increasingly linked to climate considerations. There are indications that the country is progressing towards a more integrated strategy, including plans to develop a national framework for resilient development to complement the regional Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific 2017–2030 (FRDP).

This case study explores Solomon Islands’ progress in the integration of DRR and CCA, identifying key themes and opportunities for stakeholders to advance approaches that reduce risk and enhance resilience in communities.