Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi announced a global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 held in New York City, USA, on September 23, 2019.

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure


A partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, 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, thereby ensuring sustainable development.


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Thematic Areas

  • Governance & Policy

    Governance and Policy

    The development of governance and policy arrangements required to enable the integration of disaster and climate resilience concepts in all infrastructure creation.

  • Risk Identification & Estimation

    Risk identification and Estimation

    The identification and estimation of risk to and from infrastructure from large and small hazards, from the macro to micro scales.

  • Resilience Standards & Certification

    Resilience Standards and Regulation

    Adoption of mechanisms required for developing, enforcing, and updating scientific standards and regulations for infrastructure resilience in light of changing technology and risk profile.

  • Capacity Development

    Capacity Development

    Enabling the exchange and spread of scientifically accurate knowledge enabling the contribution of all stakeholders to building resilience of infrastructure systems.

  • Innovation & Emerging Technology

    Innovation & Emerging Technology

    Harnessing and leveraging the power of technology to address constraints on accuracy, scale, reach and capacity in constructing, operating and recovering infrastructure systems.

  • Recovery & Reconstruction

    Recovery and Reconstruction

    Ex-ante development and adoption of mechanisms for assessing losses, estimating needs, and channelling adequate funds to disaster affected areas in a timely manner.

  • Finance

    Finance

    Risk financing strategies for each nation will depend on its capacity, risk appetite, resources, and willingness to manage risk. Appropriate financing can incentivise resilience of infrastructure systems.

  • Community Awarness &
    Capacity

    Community Awareness & Capacity

    Building the capacities of local communities to participate in the process of creating and sustaining small and large scale infrastructure, so as to enhance disaster and climate resilience of the community and its surrounding infrastructure.

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Global partnership aims to promote resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks

Hon’ble Prime Minister announces Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure at UN Climate Action Summit 2019

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First Executive Committee meeting of CDRI held on 29th June 2020 with Members from India, UK, UNDRR, World Bank, USA, Japan, Australia and DG-CDRI.

First Executive Committee meeting of CDRI held on 29th June 2020 with Members from India, UK, UNDRR, World Bank, USA, Japan, Australia and DG-CDRI.

First Meeting of the Governing Council, the highest policy-making body of the CDRI, held on 20th March 2020

First Meeting of the Governing Council, the highest policy-making body of the CDRI, held on 20th March 2020

Dr. P K Mishra, Principal Secretary, to Hon PM of India is the Indian Co-Chair of the Governing Council.

Dr. P K Mishra, Principal Secretary, to Hon PM of India is the Indian Co-Chair of the Governing Council.

The Rt Hon Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom (UK) is the UK Co-Chair of the Governing Council.

The Rt Hon Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, United Kingdom (UK) is the UK Co-Chair of the Governing Council.

Kamal Kishore, Member, NDMA; Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, UNISDR; Dr. P. K. Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India; Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog; N. K. Singh, Chairman, 15th Finance Commission, India; H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India; Dr. K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India; and Dr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank Group (from left to right) during the Opening Ceremony.

Kamal Kishore, Member, NDMA; Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, UNISDR

Kamal Kishore, Member, NDMA, delivering the Welcome Address during the Opening Ceremony.

Kamal Kishore, Member, NDMA, delivering the Welcome Address during the Opening Ceremony.

Junichi Katayama, Ishigaki, Japan; Cees van de Guchte, Deltares, The Netherlands; Katrin Bruebach, 100 Resilience Cities; Prof. Kapil Gupta, IIT Bombay; and Phil Rizcallah, National Research Council, Canada (from left to right) during WS2C on Water.

Junichi Katayama, Ishigaki, Japan; Cees van de Guchte, Deltares, The Netherlands

Kamal Kishore, Member, NDMA, discussing the Outcome Document of IWDRI 2019 during the session on the form and function of the CDRI. Others on the dais include Loretta Hieber Girardet, UNISDR; Dr. Josef Leitmann, World Bank Group; Cees van de Guchte, Deltares, The Netherlands; Andrew Maskrey, Risk Nexus Initiative; Ane Bruwer, South Africa; Gavin McGillivray, UK Department for International Development (DFID) Office in India; Luke Brown, Emergency Management Australia; and Etienne Coyette, European Commission (from left to right).

Kamal Kishore, Member, NDMA, discussing the Outcome Document of IWDRI 2019 during the function of the CDRI.