A three-day conference titled ‘Capacity Building in Green Infrastructure and Housing for Poverty Reduction in the Pacific Region’ begins on June 25 in Fiji, said a statement of ADBI.
The conference will help build resilience in the Pacific, enable public sector institutions to identify and develop viable and sustainable infrastructure projects, introduce a train-the-trainer programme on housing maintenance and retrofitting using the “housing for health” methodology, demonstrate and evaluate projects for maintaining the quality of housing and encouraging local economic development in selected countries and roll out development models based on the evaluation of the region.
Government officials, local community leaders, experts, and representatives of institutions working on infrastructure and housing will attend the event. A total of 28 government officials from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
International experts; representatives from multilateral development banks, the private sector, and academia are the domestic participants.
It will secure sufficient and competitive funding from multilateral development banks and private investors, infrastructure and housing projects need to meet social and environmental safeguards.
The Asian Development Bank Institute, in partnership with the University of New South Wales’ Institute of Global Development in Australia, in partnership with the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, will hold the 3-day capacity-building programme in Nadi, Fiji.
Participants will develop capacity-building approaches on different scales and levels to tackle climate vulnerability, reduce poverty, and achieve sustainability through social, economic, environmental, and governance platforms.
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