Meeting of the Small Island States Resilience Initiative Practitioners' Network

Context and Objectives

The Small Island States Resilience Initiative (SISRI) is a global program with the aim to support Small Island States in reducing climate and disaster risk to their populations, assets, ecosystems and economies. The Initiative supports investments for resilience, provides Technical Assistance, builds a strengthened knowledge base, and develops a community of practice.

The ACP-EU NDRR Program supported the third meeting of the SISRI Practitioners' Network in May 2018.

Main Activities

On 13-14 May 2018, the SISRI Practitioners' Meeting held its third meeting, back to back with the 2018 Understanding Risk Conference in Mexico City.

The meeting covered a range of topics divided in seven sessions - from post-disaster assessments, institutions, governance and policies for resilient recovery and build-back-better measures, to the involvement of the private sector, gender and social inclusion, housing, and social and financial mechanisms and instruments.

Main Results

More than 70 participants, including 41 practitioners from 23 countries, attended the two-day event to share experiences and explore resilient ways to recover in the aftermath of disasters.

Useful Links

A video on the third SISRI Practitioners' Network Meeting is available online.


  • Global
Window of Action
  • Window 3
Amount approved
  • $200,000
  • 03/2018 - 09/2019