The overarching aim of this project is to enhance the resilience of the city and its inhabitants to current and future climate impacts and natural disasters.
This project has a particular focus on pro-poor adaptation actions that involve and benefit the most vulnerable communities in the city and a special emphasis on youths, women, girls, the elderly, and people with disabilities. This is a four-year project funded by the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund and administered by UN-Habitat. RMIT University was contracted to provide scientific support to a range of different urban climate resilience activities (actions and capacity building). Professor Darryn McEvoy is the lead of this project, who is working with a large multi-disciplinary team of lecturers and researchers from RMIT University’s six different schools and with support from local partners and dedicated consultants. The project is implemented by the Solomon Islands Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management (MECCDM) and the Ministry of Land, Housing and Survey (MLHS), as well as Honiara City Council (HCC). The project commenced in 2019. Mittul Vahanvati, along with Yazid Bin Ninsalam and Ata Tara, is involved in one of the 12 work packages titled, ‘Climate Resilient Spaces – nature based solutions’, which adopts co-design and co-production of knowledge approach.