International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

News: The Prime Minister addressed the inaugural session of the fourth edition of the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure in New Delhi.
Theme 2022: Envisioning a People-Centered and Resilient Infrastructure Transition.

Utility: UPSC, JPSC, BPSC Prelims & Mains
Section: Environment & Ecology / Conservation Attempts / International Efforts

About the Conference

  • 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, from 4 to 6 May 2022 in a hybrid format.
  • ICDRI 2022 will include multi-sectoral and multi-country discussions around:
    • infrastructure transitions,
    • risk governance and finance,
    • innovation, and
    • human-centric, ecologically sensitive design for building resilience.

About CDRI

  • The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is a partnership of:
    • national governments,
    • UN agencies and programs,
    • multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms,
    • the private sector, and knowledge institutions
  • that aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks in support of sustainable development. 
  • The Prime Minister of India launched CDRI during his speech at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019.
  • CDRI promotes the rapid development of resilient infrastructure to respond to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Members: 30 countries and 8 organizations.
  • The CDRI Secretariat is based in New Delhi, India.
  • The following are the main thematic areas that guide CDRI’s work:
    • Governance & Policy
    • Risk Identification & Estimation
    • Standards and Certification
    • Capacity-building
    • Innovation & Emerging Technology
    • Recovery & Reconstruction
    • Finance
    • Community-based Approaches
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