A 35-member team from Brazil and other Latin American countries called on the G20 Disaster Visited the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) under the Risk Reduction Working Group initiative, ‘Troika Youth for Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Resilient Infrastructure’.
“The unprecedented challenges posed by climate uncertainties and the increasing frequency and impact of disasters make it imperative for countries to work collaboratively. To ensure a more resilient future, CDRI is focusing on youth initiatives that can help shape a strong and resilient future,” said Amit Prothi, Director General, CDRI.
To showcase sustainable and resilient infrastructure practices in large infrastructure projects, the delegation also visited the flagship Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project connecting Delhi and Meerut on 16 May, being implemented by the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). ) is being created by. Venture between the Government of India and the States of the NCR region.
CDRI shared its youth-centric initiatives, which are playing a vital role in promoting disaster-resilient infrastructure. These initiatives include the Fellowship Program, which facilitates DRI’s innovative, actionable and scalable solutions to real-world issues; the IRAX initiative, which aims to develop a global network of educational institutions promoting resilient infrastructure; and the Young Professionals Programme, which recognizes the importance of investing in youth as key stakeholders for a more resilient future.
CDRI also shared insights on its other ongoing projects in the areas of power, transport, telecom, health and urban infrastructure and the program of SIDS – Infrastructure for Resilient Island States.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spearheaded the formation of the CDRI, which focuses on building resilient infrastructure that can withstand and recover from the effects of natural disasters. CDRI aims to promote research, knowledge sharing and capacity building for disaster-resilient infrastructure.
Through CDRI, PM Modi has emphasized the importance of planning and implementing sustainable and resilient infrastructure at the ongoing G20 summit in India.
Launched by PM Modi at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23, 2019, CDRI is a partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector and knowledge institutions that aims at sustainable Promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks in support of development.
CDRI promotes the development of resilient infrastructure to respond to the imperatives of the Sustainable Development Goals to expand universal access to basic services.