SPREP is the regional organisation established by the Governments and Administrations of the Pacific charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources of the Pacific. The head office is based in Apia, Samoa with about 100 staff. The strategic direction for SPREP is clearly set out in the 2017-2026 SPREP Strategic Plan. The Plan outlines the mandate, vision and programmes for the organisation, and places strong emphasis on effective delivery of services to SPREP Member countries and territories.  SPREP’s mandate is to promote cooperation in the Pacific region and provide assistance in order to protect and improve its environment and to ensure sustainable development for present and future generations. SPREP is guided by its vision for the future:  “A resilient Pacific environment, sustaining our livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with our cultures. 

Project Value Threshold
Small (USD 10 m > total project costs and < 50 m)
Environmental and Social Risk Category
Category C (Project has minimal or no adverse risks)

SPREP delivers a range of services against four core priority areas: Climate Change Resilience; Island and Ocean Ecosystems; Effective Waste Management and Pollution Control; Environmental Governance. SPREP is accredited to the Green Climate Fund and the Adaptation Fund in order to facilitate Pacific Island country access to climate finance. SPREP has established a Project Coordination Unit to support this, including by offering project development support services.

Project Pipeline & Opportunities
Name Entities Countries Status Url
Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Resilience Programme Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Marshall Islands, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu Planned
Engagement Process

Member countries engaging with SPREP on project development will follow a 4-step process:

1. Proposal Inception PIC Member (Proponent) / SPREP discuss project priorities. National Designated Authority (NDA) requests support.
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2. Proposal Development Proponent & SPREP agree on Project Development Plan (PDP). If needed, SPREP and Proponent seek support to implement work plan. Work plan is set in motion by PIC/SPREP. Final output  is a Project Concept / Full Proposal.
3. Proposal Submission SPREP appraisal and completeness check of proposal. NDA provides ‘Letter of No Objection’. SPREP submits concept / full proposal to fund.
4. Proposal Oversight SPREP provides support and services for effective delivery. Proponent / SPREP deliver the project. Ongoing monitoring & evaluation, including reporting to the Fund.

This process applies to concept, full proposal and readiness proposals