ADB: Tonga Pilot Program for Climate Resilience technical expertise

Title: Tonga Pilot Program for Climate Resilience technical expertise
Client Type International Organisation – Asian Development Bank
Our Role Adaptation technical expert

The Challenge

Dr Robert Kay was engaged by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide support for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in Tonga.

The project involved visits to Tonga to work closely with the technical staff involved in the collection and management of meteorological and oceanographic data to staff to ensure their technical needs are met.

The project required knowledge of technical equipment and an understanding of potential suppliers who could meet the procurement needs. The project required detailed technical scoping of Tonga’s needs that would enable: the procurement of design, installation and training of the meteorology monitoring systems and coastal monitoring system; provide support to the government with the evaluation of EOI and proposals for the eventual contracts and provide support to the government in preparation of the bidding documents for the design, supervision and monitoring of the coastal protection subproject.  The work has required additional research to ensure best practice of technical solutions meet the on the ground realities of how the system will need to work with Tonga.