The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are highly prone to disasters due to climate change and extreme weather events such as sea level rise, coastal flooding and erosion, tsunamis and storm surges. Most of these island states also face development challenges that constrain their economic prospects such as remoteness to global markets, poor connectivity, lack of economies of scale, inadequate labour mobility, low levels of development combined with rapid population growth and limited capacity to adapt.
Watch the Launch
CDRI will be hosting a webinar and Q&A session for applicants introducing the IRIS Call for Proposals, themes covered and the application process.
CDRI with support from member countries, organizations and SIDS representatives launched IRIS at the World Leaders Summit at COP26.