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Fourth edition of the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

  • Published
    5th May, 2022
Context

Recently, the Prime Minister addressed the inaugural session of 4th edition of International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) through video conference.

About

International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI):

  • The International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) is the annual conference of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
  • It brings together member countries, organizations and institutions to strengthen the global discourse on disaster and climate resilient infrastructure.
  • In 2018 and 2019, the first and second International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure took place in New Delhi, India. ICDRI 2021 was hosted virtually.
  • The fourth edition of ICDRI is being organized in partnership with the United States Government.

ICDRI2022:

  • ICDRI2022 will engage with decision-makers, practitioners and communities from across the world to discuss challenges, identify good practices, develop collaboration and galvanize concrete actions.
  • It will include multi-sectoral and multi-country discussions around infrastructure transitions, risk governance and finance, innovation and human-centered, ecologically sensitive design for building resilience.

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI):

  • The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is a partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and knowledge institutions.
  • It aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks in support of sustainable development.
  • CDRI promotes rapid development of resilient infrastructure to respond to the Sustainable Development Goals’ imperatives of expanding universal access to basic services, enabling prosperity and decent work.
  • The following are CDRI’s strategic priorities:
  • Technical Support and Capacity-building: This includes disaster response and recovery support; innovation, institutional and community capacity-building assistance; and standards and certification.
  • Research and Knowledge Management: This includes collaborative research; global flagship reports; and a global database of infrastructure and sector resilience.
  • Advocacy and Partnerships: This includes global events and initiatives; marketplace of knowledge financing and implementation agencies; and dissemination of knowledge products.
  • The CDRI Secretariat is based in New Delhi, India.
  • Members: 30 nations and 8 organisations.
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