Session Convenor: Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

Proposed Date: 5 October 2023

Proposed Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm FJT/8:30 am-10:30 am IST

Duration: 120 min

Purpose of the session

  • Spotlight Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS) and highlight its role in advancing the agenda of DRI in Pacific SIDS in complementarity with national and regional programs and policies.
  • Direction towards developing the IRIS programme activities including second call for proposals and capacity strengthening initiatives.
  • Call for forging partnerships and collaborations where government entities, multilateral development banks, regional organizations, private sector organizations etc work together to foster a resilient future in Pacific SIDS.





10 mins

Setting the context: Presenting IRIS programme and activities by CDRI

20 mins

Open floor for Q&A

45 mins

Open discussion for feedback on the challenges and opportunities for-

• Use of technology and innovation to enhance resilience of infrastructure in SIDS

• Capacity Strengthening for Resilience of Critical Infrastructure

• Regional mechanisms for promoting resilient infrastructure in Pacific SIDS

40 mins

Open discussion on:

• What are the some of the infrastructure gaps and challenges that can be

addressed through CDRI and IRIS program?

• What are some of the existing projects/tools that IRIS could build-on /co[1]support?

• Which institutions could IRIS partner within the region?

5 mins

Final reflections and closing