The first funding cycle of IRIS, formally announced at COP27, aims to equip relevant government agencies in SIDS with needed technical support and knowledge products related to infrastructure resilience. Funded activities will enhance informed decision-making, locally relevant technical knowledge and fit-for-purpose processes and tools for resilient infrastructure in SIDS.

In line with IRIS outcomes, the proposed actions for this call for proposals are expected to contribute to one or more of the following:

  • Improve resilience of SIDS infrastructure to climate change and disaster risks
  • Strengthen knowledge and partnerships for integrating resilience in SIDS infrastructure
  • Promote gender equality and disability inclusion through resilient SIDS infrastructure


The call for proposal is open to all Small Island Developing States’ national government ministries or agencies with a mandate in disaster/climate resilience and/or infrastructure planning, financing or implementation (one or more sectors). This is in line with the CDRI charter, where the guiding principle is to focus on the most vulnerable regions and populations.

The funding for a single country project can range from $150,000 to $500,000 and a regional multi-country project (at least 3 SIDS) can range up to $750,000.

The due date for submitting the Expression of Interest (EoI) application is 15 February 2023.

Applications will be accepted only through the IRIS Portal.

The due date for sending queries via email ( is 1 February 2023.

The deadline for proposal submission is 16th June 2023 (2359 Hrs) IST.

Successful applicants eligible for funding will be announced in Q3 of 2023.

Call for Proposals

Application Format (EOI)

In case of any queries, kindly contact Riya Rahiman, Lead IRIS (