Need and Objective 

Recognizing that the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for SIDS is the most recent call for action from the SIDS, the 2nd Call for Proposals has been designed to support the priorities as defined in the document – namely to support initiatives related to ‘Climate Action, Mainstreaming Resilience and Strengthening Data for Resilient and Inclusive Infrastructure’.  

The projects to be supported through the IRIS 2nd Call will aim to equip relevant government agencies in SIDS with needed technical support and knowledge products for promoting resilient infrastructure, with the goal to foster resilient economies and a secure future for SIDS. 

Geographic Scope

The call for proposals is open to all 57 SIDS 

Key Priority Areas
Priority Sectors 
  • Policies and Regulatory Frameworks
  • Transport 
  • Project Preparation 
  • Power
  •  Resource Mobilisation 
  • Telecommunication 
  • Capacities for Implementation and Management
  • Water 
  • Strengthening Data 
  •  Social Infrastructure(Heath and Education)
Who can apply  

Proposals should be endorsed by national government ministries or agencies with a mandate to undertake disaster/climate resilience and/or infrastructure planning, financing or implementation (within one or more infrastructure sectors). Proposals should be developed and submitted by participating organizations that are legally registered as local, national, regional or international organizations, including but not limited to: 

  • UN organizations 
  • International organizations and cooperation agencies and multilateral cooperation banks 
  • Local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs/ INGOs) 
  • Intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) 
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) 
  • Civil society organizations (CSOs) 
  • Indigenous Peoples’ organizations (IPOs) 
  • Government Universities and other academic institutions 
  • Not for profit research institutes and think tanks  
Funding Value:

Depending on the scale of implementation and extent of the impact, a single country project can range from US$ 150,000 to US$ 500,000 and a regional/multi-country project (at least 3 SIDS) can range up to US$ 750,000. 

Duration :

18-24 Months 

Deadline for Proposal Submission

31 August 2024

Application Process

The proposals must be submitted using the UN MPTF Fund Management Platform (FMP). Register here for the link to the platform.

The project awardees will be announced at COP29 in November 2024.


Information Webinars: Second Call for Proposals

IRIS Second Call for Proposals: Information Webinar 1
IRIS Second Call for Proposals: Information Webinar 2