CDRI announces funding for disaster resilient infrastructure in SIDS

  • The funding call, of USD 8 million, is part of CDRI’s Infrastructure for Resilient Island States Programme (IRIS), was announced at the SIDS4 Conference in Antigua and Barbuda.
  • The Call responds to SIDS priorities as laid out in the Antigua and Barbuda Agenda for SIDS (ABAS).
  • The award-winning CDRI IRIS programme has financial commitments of US$ 40 million from Australia, the EU, India, and the UK.

St. John’s/New Delhi, 28 May 2024: The New Delhi based Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) announced a Call for Proposals for funding to support infrastructure resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), at the United Nations 4th International Conference on SIDS, at Antigua and Barbuda.

Open to all 57 SIDS, the Call will fund projects to equip SIDS with the required technical support and knowledge products for promoting disaster resilient infrastructure.

The focus of projects will be on transport, power, telecommunications, water, health, and education sectors, with interventions in policies and regulatory frameworks, project preparation, resource mobilization, capacities for project management and implementation, and strengthening data systems.

Amit Prothi, Director General, CDRI, said, “This funding will support SIDS with knowledge products, tools and partnerships needed to achieve climate and disaster resilient infrastructure, enabling resilient economies and a secure future for the Small Islands. I am also pleased to share that IRIS has won the 2024 UN SIDS Partnership Award in recognition of contributions to the sustainable development of SIDS through innovative and impactful partnerships”.

On the second day of the United Nations 4th International Conference on SIDS, the UN announced that CDRI’s IRIS had won the SIDS Partnerships Awards 2024 in the ‘Environment’ Category. The award acknowledges the Coalitions efforts to promote development by advocating for DRI in Small Islands, providing funding for technical assistance, delivering country and regional level workshops, and supporting with capacity building initiatives etc.

About CDRI:

Launched by Hon. Prime Minister of India at the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019, the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is a partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and academia that aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks.

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