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International Conference On Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI)

Opening Ceremony Of International Conference On Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI):

The Prime Minister addressed the opening ceremony of the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) through a video conference.

  • ICDRI is the annual international conference of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in partnership with member countries, organizations, and institutions to strengthen the global discourse on disaster and climate-resilient infrastructure.
  • The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is a multi-stakeholder global partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and knowledge institutions.
  • The Prime Minister of India launched CDRI during his speech at the UN Climate Action Summit on 23rd September 2019.
  • It aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks in support of sustainable development.
  • Members: 22 countries and 7 organizations.
  • Thematic Areas: Governance and Policy, Risk Identification and Estimation, Standards and Certification, Capacity building, Innovation & Emerging Technology, Recovery and Reconstruction, Finance and Community based approaches.
  • The CDRI Secretariat is based in New Delhi, India.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) highlights the role of improved disaster resilience of infrastructure as a cornerstone for sustainable development.

  • The SFDRR includes four specific targets related to losing reduction:
    • Reduce global disaster mortality;
    • Reduce the number of affected people;
    • Reduce direct disaster economic loss; and
    • Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure.
  • Between 2016 and 2040, the global annual infrastructure investment needs are estimated at USD 3.7 trillion per year.
  • Thus, there is a clear case for ensuring that all future infrastructure systems are resilient in the face of disasters in order to protect our investments.