The International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI 2021) will be held from 17 to 19 March 2021. An interactive virtual conference, ICDRI follows International Workshops on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) held in 2018 and 2019.
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. Launched by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York in September 2019, the Coalition aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks, thereby ensuring sustainable
development. The ICDRI will bring together stakeholders from partner countries representing national disaster risk management agencies, key infrastructure sectors, multilateral
development banks, UN agencies, academia and research institutions, the private sector and policy think tanks.
The ICDRI 2021 is being convened at a time when the world is faced with the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a wide-ranging impact on infrastructure sectors. Social
infrastructure, such as the health infrastructure, has been stretched to the limit. Physical infrastructure such as airports and railways, although not impacted directly in terms of asset losses, have had to adjust their operations to help contain the pandemic. Some sectors such as the power sector are facing challenges arising from reduced demand as well as
moratoriums or deferral on consumer bill payments. Other infrastructure sectors such as telecommunications and digital infrastructure have demonstrated their critical importance in keeping communities, businesses and government running while observing COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.
- The ICDRI will be an opportunity to address some of these questions.
- The conference will be a platform to discuss challenges and opportunities towards achieving the SFDRR targets, SDGs and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change for resilient infrastructure.
- The ICDRI 2021 will engage with decision-makers, practitioners and communities from across the world to discuss challenges, identify good practices, develop collaboration and galvanize concrete actions.
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