Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (BCCDR)

Climate Objective
Sectors and Themes
Disaster Risk Reduction
Type of Support Provider
Type of Recipient
Public entity at the national level
Fund Size

$15.8 million

Application Timeframe

Applications must be submitted by the 28th of February each year. Total duration of approval process is estimated at 30 working days.

Trustee or Administrator
Asian Development Bank
Contact Information

Fund Manager: Jeffrey Bowyer - jbowyer[at]

Fund Team: Editha Santos - esantos.consultant[at]

East Asia and Pacific

The fund helps increase small island developing states (SIDS) resilience to disasters caused by natural hazards, and to the impacts of climate change. It aims to help increase investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation among the SIDS.

Support Provider


Purpose of Support
Project and program implementation
Financial Instruments Offered
In-kind contributions
Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Project implementation, supervision, and monitoring will be conducted by user departments following ADB’s standard policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

The Fund Steering Committee screens all funding proposals for initial approval, after which they will be sent to the partner (Government of Ireland) for endorsement.

Eligibility Criteria

All ADB-member small island developing states (SIDS) are eligible for support from the fund.
The Fund will prioritize investments, TAs and activities in the following areas:
(i) Local government climate and disaster resilience;
(ii) Strengthening disaster and emergency policies and mainstreaming climate
adaptation and DRR through national and sector policies and practices;
(iii) Developing and supporting existing institutional arrangements for DRR and climate adaptation, including capacity building for post disaster response and recovery and effective coordination between disaster risk management authorities and other government ministries;
(iv) Legislative and regulatory reforms to increase self-sufficiency of countries in disaster response and recovery;
(v) Enhancing community awareness of climate and disaster risk and possible measures that might result in increased community resilience to extreme events and the threat of climate change; and
(vi) Increasing disaster preparedness in communities, schools and government level.
(vii) For allocations under the Fund in 2020, supporting health emergency responses to address the impact of COVID-19.

Eligible Countries and Geographic Regions
East Asia and Pacific
Cook Islands
Marshall Islands
Papua New Guinea
Information on how to
Understand steps to access

Contact ADB for more information. Please note, funding is only available to pre-selected countries. See the eligible countries field for more information.