IRIS Second Call for Proposals

Name of the entity
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) - Infrastructure for Resilient Island States (IRIS) programme
Type of Support Provider
Multilateral
Close Date
Climate Objective
Adaptation
Eligible to submit a proposal
Non-state actors (e.g., academic/research institutions, non-profits, etc.)
Public entities
Accredited entities
Co-financing Requirement
No
Consortium Requirement
No
Funding Amount
USD 750,000
Country Grouping
Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Sectors and Themes
Disaster Risk Reduction
Infrastructure and Industry
Call Summary
The need for data to enhance informed decision-making, locally relevant technical knowledge and fit-for-purpose processes and tools has emerged as a priority from extensive consultations on disaster resilient infrastructure with SIDS stakeholders. Recognizing that the SIDS4 draft outcome document 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.

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.

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.
Eligibility Criteria
The call for proposals is open to all 57 SIDS.

Key Priority Areas include:
• Policies and Regulatory Frameworks
• Project Preparation
• Resource Mobilisation
• Capacities for Implementation and Management
• Strengthening Data

Priority Sectors include:
• Transport
• Power
• Telecommunication
• Water
• Social Infrastructure (Heath and Education)

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