The EU-funded Global Climate Change Alliance Pacific Small Island States Project in Tuvalu (GCCA PSIS) is among the 300 World Best Practices on Sustainability and Innovation for the 5th edition of the Global Entreps Awards and 5G Citizens International Congress. The Global Entreps Awards are the ‘Oscar Awards’ to Sustainability rewarding best practices worldwide. “The award is a win for all of us!” says Zhiyad Khan Communications Officer at the Pacific Community (SPC).
The 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon opened the final round of the Global Entreps Awards on 25t September 2020. In January 2021 the project had been selected as one of the 300 from over 5,000 candidates. The selection was done by 1,000 Global Jurors.
The GCCA PSIS Project in Tuvalu concentrates on improving agroforestry systems to enhance food security and build resilience to climate change in Tuvalu. It has set up three agroforestry demonstration sites (two in Funafuti and one in an outer island) and home gardens on all islands between 2012 and 2015. The agroforestry sites trialed crop varieties from around Tuvalu and from the SPC’s Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT) climate-resilient crop collection.
The Global Entreps Awards reward best practices worldwide promoting and/or implementing:
- any of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
- a sustainable business or industry,
- breakthrough digital solutions respectful to nature and human beings,
- good governance and engaged citizenship,
- entrepreneurship and science respectful to nature and human beings.