Third International
Workshop on Disaster Resilient
Infrastructure 2020

The IWDRI 2020 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) 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


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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Rajib Shaw

Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance Keio University, Japan

A Japanese national of Indian origin, Rajib Shaw is the professor in Graduate School of Media and Governance in Keio University’s Shonan Fujisawa Campus (SFC). Earlier, he was the Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) (more)

Dr Tina Comes

Delft Technology Fellow, Professor in ICT, University of Agder, Norway

Dr Comes is a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and serves as Vice-President for the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Association. Dr. Tina Comes is Associate Professor in the Department of ICT, (more)