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Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

  • Context (HT): The 6th edition of the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure was held in New Delhi.
  • Theme: ‘Investing today for a more resilient tomorrow.’
  • Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) was established in 2019 at the UN Climate Action Summit under India’s leadership and with the support of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
  • It is a multi-stakeholder global coalition of nations, UN organisations, multilateral development banks, corporate sector, and academic institutions.
  • Objective: It aims to promote the resilience of infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks.
  • Members: 39 countries and 7 organisations. Membership in the CDRI is open to all entities, subject to the approval of the governing council.
  • The governing authority of the CDRI is divided into three groups: the Governing Council, the Executive Committee and the Secretariat.
  • Secretariat: New Delhi, India

Initiatives by CDRI

  • Infrastructure Resilience Academic eXchange (IRAX): It bridges the talent gap for building disaster-resilient infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure for Resilient Island States: To strengthen critical infrastructure in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
  • CDRI WORLD knowledge portal: It acts as a central repository for resources, tools, and best practices related to disaster-resilient infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund (IRAF): Provides support to developing & small island nations.
  • CDRI Technical Resource Handbook: It provides practical guidance on assessing infrastructure vulnerabilities and implementing resilience measures
  • DRI Connect: It is a one-stop online space for DRI stakeholders to connect, learn and collaborate towards improved practices, processes and policies for resilient infrastructure systems.
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