Second International
Workshop on Disaster Resilient
Infrastructure 2019

The IWDRI 2019 will bring together key partners to deliberate upon and collaborate on promoting policies and practices towards achieving disaster resilience of large infrastructure systems (transport, telecom, energy, water).The representation will include experts from partner countries representing their disaster risk management agencies, key infrastructure sectors, multilateral development banks, UN agencies, academia and research institutions, the private sector and policy think tanks. (more)

Official nominee should send copy of his/her passport (first two and last two pages) along with duly filled registration form to

“...India will work with other partner countries and stakeholders to build a coalition or centre for promoting disaster resilient infrastructure in the region...”

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AMCDRR’16

“...To build disaster resilient infrastructure, I propose an international coalition of countries and stakeholders that can identify technologies, develop systems and standards, and build capacities...”

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, G20 Summit 2017


N K Singh

Chairman, 15th Finance Commission

Mr. N.K. Singh is a renowned politician, economist and former top bureaucrat. Till recently he was a member of the Rajya Sabha from the state of Bihar. He served on the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and the Committee on Local Area Development Scheme (more)

Dr. Rajiv Kumar

Vice Chairman, NITI Ayog

Dr. Rajiv Kumar took over as Vice Chairman NITI Aayog on 1 September 2017. He also serves as the Chancellor of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. He has wide experience of having worked in government, academia, industry as well as in multilateral institutions. (more)

Dr. P K Mishra

Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India.

Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra, in a career spanning more than three decades, has left a marked influence on DRM in India: From policy making and legislation to institutionalizing capacity building; from implementation of wide spread social protection schemes (more)

Kamal Kishore

Member, National Disaster Management Authority

Kamal Kishore is a member of the National Disaster Management Authority. He has worked on disaster risk management issues for over two decades. Prior to NDMA, he worked with the United Nations, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre and TARU. (more)

Kenji Hiramatsu

Ambassador of Japan to India

Ambassador Hiramatsu was appointed as Ambassador of Japan to India in November 2015 and to Bhutan in February 2016. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of Japan to India, he served as Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy from 2012 to 2015. (more)

Mami Mizutori

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG)

Ms. Mami Mizutori was appointed Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on 1 March 2018 (more)

Junaid Kamal Ahmad

India Country Director, South Asia

Junaid Ahmad is the Country Director for the World Bank in India. He joined the World Bank’s Delhi office on 1 September 2016. Junaid, a Bangladeshi national, was formerly the Chief of Staff to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. (more)

Raghav Pant

Senior Postdoctoral researcher - Infrastructural Risk Analyst Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

Dr. Raghav Pant, is a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford. Dr. Pant has 13 years of academic and professional experience on infrastructure and economic risk and resilience modelling, (more)

Amit Prothi

Head of India National Strategy 100 Resilient Cities

Amit Prothi is Head of India National Strategy at 100ResilientCities (100RC), a program of the Rockefeller Foundation. Amit also manages the preparation and implementation of Resilience Strategies in several Asian cities including Seoul, (more)

Anand Patwardhan

Research Co-Director, Global Commission on Adaptation

Anand Patwardhan is Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was earlier a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, and has served as the Executive Director of the Technology Information, (more)

Alice Hill

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Alice Hill has an uncommon blend of experience—as a federal prosecutor, judge, special assistant to the president, and senior director for the National Security Council.She has an uncommon blend of experience—as a federal prosecutor, judge, special assistant to the president (more)

Jim Hall

Professor of Climate and Environmental Risk

Prof. Jim Hall is the Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks at the Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science in the University of Oxford (more)

Bilal M. Ayyub

Professor Director, Center for Technology and Systems Management

His main research interests and work are in risk, uncertainty and decision analysis, resilience, sustainability and adaptation to a changing climate, and systems engineering applied to civil, infrastructure, energy, defense and maritime fields (more)

Andrew Maskrey

Risk Nexus Initiative

For the last 35 years Andrew Maskrey has been involved in research, policy and practice at the cutting-edge of disaster risk management. At UNISDR he directed the UN Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR). (more)