The Second SISRI Practitioners' Network meeting was held in Cancun, Mexico, on May 21-23, 2017 on the sidelines of UNISDR’s Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. More than 80 participants representing 34 small island states (SIDS) came together to share solutions on climate and disaster resilient development. A key outcome of the meeting is that it strengthened peer-to-peer learning on practical solutions to the climate and disaster challenges SIDS face with respect to their people, economies and ecosystems.  

The program for the meeting was developed jointly with practitioners from SIDS to ensure that the knowledge and lessons most relevant to their work was being shared. The meeting also included presentations of innovative designs and solutions being implemented in small island states by experts and practitioners from all over the world.

The meeting covered a range of topics on climate and disaster resilient development divided in six sessions. See the links below for the presentations.


Session 1: Public Policies and Strategies on Resilience and Links to SDGs, the Sendai Framework and the Paris Agreement

Cook Islands | Grenada  | Guinea-Bissau | Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese) | Haiti | Haiti (French) | Saint Lucia | Samoa


Session 2: Coastal Areas, Ecosystem and Community Resilience

Belize | Micronesia | Jamaica | Kiribati | Mauritius | Marshall Islands | Solomon Islands


Session 3A: Parallel Sessions on Tools & Innovations: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Matthew

Haiti | Haiti (French) | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Session 3B: Parallel Sessions on Tools & Innovations: Effective Data and Information Sharing

Cabo Verde | Maldives | Pacific Community | Vanuatu


Session 3C: Parallel Sessions on Tools & Innovations: Risk-Based Spatial Planning

Marshall Islands | Jamaica | Suriname


Session 3D: Parallel Sessions on Tools & Innovations: Effective Project Management

Fiji | Grenada 


Session 4: Institutional Strengthening and Coordination

Seychelles | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | São Tomé and Príncipe | São Tomé and Príncipe (Portuguese) | Tonga


Session 5: Early Warning and Preparedness

Cuba (Spanish) | Dominica |  Madagascar | Tonga | Tuvalu | Vanuatu


Session 6: Success in Accessing and Securing Scaled-up Financing for Resilience

Fiji | Maldives