Tokelau Community-Centered Sustainable Development (CCSDP)


The Community-Centred Sustainable Development Programme (CCSDP) is a community-centred Joint Government of the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau/UN initiative that enables community members to organize for collective action, by pooling resources and building solidarity towards resolving common problems and achieving a shared vision for community advancement.

The CCSDP’s overall objectives are:

  1. to build gender-sensitive community capacity to sustainably manage environmental and income-generating initiatives that emanate from and through community-led planning processes; and
  2. to support communities in building an eco-friendly economy that incorporates climate change adaptation and risk-reduction measures.

Outcomes and Outputs

The project aims to;

  1. Create model villages, whereby a diverse and complimentary array of projects are holistically integrated into one coherent strategy within a village;
  2. Build on successful ongoing projects, and transform past transactional projects into sustainable projects;
  3. Link up with the Council for Regional Organizations in the Pacific (CROP) and other UN agencies, major donors, NGOs, CSOs and other initiatives in order to harmonize development initiatives; and
  4. Share best practices, engage in a process of cross-fertilization of ideas and build national/local capacity.

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