5th International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) organizes an annual conference that brings together decision-makers, thought leaders, academia, and institutions from across the world to work on solutions for infrastructure resilience. The latest conference, the 5th International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) 2023, was held on 4th and 5th of April 2023 in New Delhi, India.

Purpose of ICDRI 2023

ICDRI 2023’s purpose is to provide a platform for member countries to engage and contribute to Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (DRI) solution pathways. The conference brought together infrastructure actors for building partnerships, knowledge sharing and fostering complementarity on DRI solutions, and convened DRI stakeholders for enhanced collective action on infrastructure resilience.  It also seeks to strengthen the global discourse on disaster and climate resilient infrastructure. The goal of resilient infrastructure is to provide access to safer and improved livelihoods and quality of life.

Thematic Focus of ICDRI 2023

The ICDRI’s theme is the “Delivering Resilient and Inclusive Infrastructure: Pathways for Risk Informed Systems, Practices and Investments”

The global conference was organized around three pillars:

  1. The first pillar is Delivering Resilient Infrastructure – Inclusive and Risk Informed Systems.
  2. The second pillar is Delivering Resilient Infrastructure – Providing Reliable Services through Resilient Infrastructure Assets.
  3. The third pillar is Delivering Resilient Infrastructure – Realizing Finance and Investments for Infrastructure Resilience.

Discussions and Launch

A Biennial Report on Global Infrastructure Resilience, which is a progress report, was discussed at ICDRI 2023. The conference also featured the launch of the DRI Academic Network and Partnership.

Infrastructure Systems That Need to be Resilient and Inclusive

Energy, transport, water, wastewater and solid waste management, digital communications, and others are the infrastructure systems that need to be resilient and inclusive. An enabling ecosystem for infrastructure resilience must be supported by responsive policy and governance, technology and innovation, knowledge exchange and capacity development, and sustainable financing.

Solutions and Pathways for Infrastructure Resilience

The solutions and pathways for infrastructure resilience must be collaborative, futuristic, adaptive, and risk-informed. ICDRI 2023 provides a platform for knowledge sharing and fosters complementarity on DRI solutions.




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