Funds and Resources

ADB offers loans, grants, and technical assistance from Special Funds, Trust Funds, and other sources to help reduce poverty in Asia’s poorest countries.

Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States

What is the fund?

The Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (BCCDR), is a single-partner trust fund that aims to help increase the resilience of small island developing states (SIDS) to disasters caused by natural hazards, and to the impacts of climate change. This fund also aims to help increase investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation among the SIDS.

What are the trust fund’s priorities?

The fund finances or cofinances projects and technical assistance, grants, direct charges, and any activities that advance the interest of the SIDS’ climate change and disaster resilience, as well as Ireland's international development priorities.

Specifically, the fund supports projects in the areas of:

  • climate change adaptation
  • disaster resilience
  • disaster preparedness and management
  • capacity building
  • regulatory and legislative reforms

The fund supports developing institutional arrangements for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster risk management, which include increasing resilience and awareness among schools, communities, and government agencies. These activities may come in forms of capacity building workshops and supporting local governments in establishing climate-ready and DRR-ready legislations and regulations.

Who are eligible to receive the fund?

ADB's 16 SIDS: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Who supports the fund?

Government of Ireland


Noelle O'Brien (Ms)
Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group concurrently Director
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division

Trina Mari Raymundo Samia (Ms)
Associate Financing Partnerships Officer
Partner Funds Division

Nigel Hutson (Mr)
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland