What is SIIVA?
Solomon Islands Integrated Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (SIIVA) is a key instrument to identify and prepare a nation and its people to the risks posed by climate change and disaster.
The IVA recognises that climate change and non-climate change factors should be assessed in a multi-sectoral vulnerabilities framework. It focusses 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 Solomon Islands 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.
SIIVA aims and partners
The Solomon Islands IVA is an integrated, holistic country-wide approach to climate vulnerability assessment and planning led by the Climate Change Division in the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology.
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 SIIVA APPROACH INCLUDE:
Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meterology: Climate Change Division (CCD), Environment and Conservation Division (ECD), Solomon islands Climate Adaptation Program (SICAP)
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
Ministry of Forestry and Research
Ministry of Health and Medical Services
- Environmental Health Division
Ministry of Infrastructure Development - Central Projects Implementation Unit
Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources - Expanding the Reach of Community Based Resource Management in the Solomon Islands
Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification - Water Resources Division
Ministry of Women, Youths, Children and Family Affairs
Solomon Islands National Statistics Office
• Stakeholder listing is currently under review and likely to change.