Tuvalu National Integrated Vulnerability
Assessment (TIVA) Database
HUMAN SECURITY OBJECTIVES (SECTORS)
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Tuvalu's Integrated Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (TIVA) is a key instrument to identify and prepare a nation and its people to the risks posed by climate change and disasters.
The IVA recognises that climate change and non-climate change factors should be assessed in a multi-sectoral vulnerabilities framework. It focuses the assessment of exposure, sensitivities and adaptive capacity within a sustainable livelihoods framework.
This focuses on people’s access to natural, infrastructural, human, finance resources to support their livelihood needs and the institutional structures and processes that influence resource access and use.
Guided by key vulnerability, disaster risk and sustainable livelihood frameworks, the Tuvalu IVA utilizes several methods of data collection to carry out the assessment. This has involved desk-top and scientific studies, national consultations, fieldwork, participatory appraisals in selected villages, focus group surveys, and sector-specific surveys. This intranet site is based on the fieldwork and participatory appraisals collected through the IVA survey.
The scoring of each component is assessed qualitatively by identified key informants from the community and trained IVA assessors. The assessment tools include focus group discussions, field walk, documentation review and risk mapping.
The Tuvalu IVA is an integrated, holistic country-wide approach to climate vulnerability assessment and planning led by the Climate Change Unit in the Office of the President.
The aim is to improve multi-sector coordination, align support, and optimise the selection of climate change interventions and assess their likely and actual impact.
KEY PARTNERS IN THE TIVA APPROACH INCLUDE:
Climate Change Policy and Disaster Coordination Unit
Dept. of Environment
Dept. of Marine
Dept. of Fisheries
Dept. of Agriculture
Dept. of Labour
Gender Affairs Dept.
Home Affairs & Rural Devleopment
Lands & Survey Depart.
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Public Utilities & Industries
Public Works Dept., Energy, TEC
Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning
Ministry of Trade, Tourism & Commerce
Ministry of Transport & Communication
Ministry of Education, Sports & Culture
Tuvalu Meteorological Office
Tuvalu Central Statistics Division
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Dept.
Climate Change Unit
Government Of Tuvalu
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