Call for Proposals 2022-23

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Call for Proposals


Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a distinct group of 58 island states that face unique social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities owing to their geophysical and structural constraints. Most of these countries are prone to the disastrous effects of climate change. Resilient, sustainable, and inclusive infrastructure plays a key role in mitigating these challenges. More investment and improved institutional capacity for infrastructure systems is urgently needed if SIDS are to maintain their sustainability and effectiveness in service delivery momentum and respond to disaster and climate change risks effectively.

Against this backdrop, CDRI with support from Member Countries and organizations is in the process of setting up Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS), a dedicated initiative for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) that provides quality technical and financial services to make SIDS infrastructure resilient to climate change and disaster events. Aligned with the policy direction of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA Pathway), the goal of IRIS will be to support SIDS in achieving sustainable development through a systematic approach to resilient, sustainable, and inclusive infrastructure in SIDS.


Watch the Launch

Launch of 'Infrastructure for Resilient Island States' (IRIS) at COP26


Accelerating Resilient Infrastructure in SIDS - IRIS Call for Proposals

CDRI with support from member countries, organizations and SIDS representatives launched IRIS at the World Leaders Summit at COP26.


Enabling resilient, sustainable, and inclusive infrastructure transitions in Small Island States (SIDS)

The session will focus on presenting the contours of the Pacific approach for IRIS, based on the key takeaways that emerged from the Pacific consultation organized in Fiji in August 2022.