May 12-13, 2019

Geneva, Switzerland



From May 12-13, the 4th meeting of the Small Island States Resilience Initiative (SISRI) Practitioners' Network will be held at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) located at 7bis Avenue de la Paix, CH-1211 Genève, Switzerland



Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are some of the most vulnerable countries to natural hazards and climate change owing to their unique set of challenges due to their social, economic and environmental circumstances. To achieve climate and disaster resilient development, it is imperative to integrate and scale up climate and disaster resilient solutions in development polices, plans and investments.

To this end, the European Commission (EC), World Bank, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) have joined forces to hold a two-day meeting of 70 to 80 practitioners from 25-30 SIDS on climate and disaster resilience in SIDS back-to-back with the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC) and UNISDR’s 2019 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) in Geneva, Switzerland from May 13-17.

The objectives of the meeting are:

- To exchange experiences and good practices developed by small island states to make development climate and disaster resilient;

- To facilitate peer-to-peer learning to support effective design and implementation of climate and disaster resilient investments and policy interventions; and,

- To further strengthen the community of practice between small island states’ practitioners.


Have questions about the meeting and logistics?

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Related Links

Small Island States Resilience Initiative (SISRI)

SISRI Practitioners Network





See you in Geneva!

A bientôt à Genève!

Vejo você em Genebra!