Applications must be submitted by the 28th of February each year. Total duration of approval process is estimated at 30 working days.
Fund Manager: Jeffrey Bowyer - jbowyer[at]adb.org
Fund Team: Editha Santos - esantos.consultant[at]adb.org
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.
Project implementation, supervision, and monitoring will be conducted by user departments following ADB’s standard policies, procedures, and guidelines.
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.
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.