CDRI announces funding for disaster resilient infrastructure in SIDS

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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.


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