RA AND KADAVU PROVINCES, FIJI
In Fiji, the development of Provincial ICM plans falls under the national ICM framework, which relies on a participatory approach with a national ICM committee – a technical advisory committee to the National Environment Council – and provincial ICM committees which comprise individuals from provincial administrations, government, private sector and communities. Based on a template for provincial-level ICM plans, provided by the national committee, each coastal province in Fiji is expected to develop a plan relying on the provincial committee. When RESCCUE started, Ra was the first province in Fiji that had produced a draft of an ICM plan, alongside the establishment of the Ra Provincial ICM committee.
RESCCUE supported the completion of the existing draft, until the Ra ICM plan (2015-2020) was endorsed by the Ra Provincial Council in September 2016, and subsequently by the National ICM sub-committee of the National Environment Council. It was officially launched by the Prime Minister in August 2018, as the first Provincial ICM Plan in Fiji.
Building on the Ra experience, RESCCUE supported the development of the Kadavu ICM plan (2017-2022), which was endorsed by the Kadavu Provincial Council in September 2018. The plan is currently awaiting approval by the National ICM sub-committee.
Activities undertaken by RESCCUE in both Provinces where all framed under these ICM Plans.