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We are delighted to join our friends at the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) for the International Conference on”¯Disaster Resilient Infrastructure”¯(ICDRI”¯2021) being held from 17 to 19 March 2021.

This year we are engaging with them in a number of ways and as always are delighted to contribute to the work of the coalition.

Juliet Mian is participating in the Technical Forum on Recovery and Reconstruction, on 19 March 2021 at 1545 – 1645 IST. (10:15 am UK Time). The session on Recovery and Reconstruction, will look at two aspects of infrastructure recovery to discuss approaches to damage and loss assessment, identification and prioritization of recovery activities, financing, and implementing projects in a dynamic environment with various competing priorities.

Savina CarluccioSavina Carluccio is part of a virtual jury to judge essays on disaster resilient infrastructure from students around the world, in her capacity of Head of Guidance and Standards at the Resilience Shift and Programme Director of the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI).

Savina said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these essays, they are food for the soul. It is uplifting to see how much the next generation of professionals and leaders cares about our planet and about ensuring that sustainable and resilient infrastructure becomes the norm. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to contribute to your event and I would be very happy to support similar future initiatives, it is my duty as a professional and my pleasure as someone who cares.”

The Resilience Shift and the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure also have a presence in this year’s Marketplace – both as Arup in partnership with The Resilience Shift – on the overall work we are doing to accelerate resilience of critical infrastructure systems. Also separately to share the work of the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure that we are founder partners of, along with ASCE, ASCE-Foundation, ICE, WSP and the Global Covenant of Mayors. We are sharing the Infrastructure Pathways project that was launched at the Climate Adaptation Summit in January 2021.

ICDRI is an annual conference that brings together governments, the private sector, the United Nations agencies, the academia, and civil society to deliberate upon opportunities and challenges pertaining to disaster and climate resilient infrastructure. ICDRI2021 will be an opportunity to take stock of progress in this area against the Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the Paris Agreement on Climate.

The CDRI, launched by the Honourable Prime Minister of India at the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019, is a global partnership of national governments, UN agencies, Multilateral Development Banks, and the private sector to support knowledge management and capacity development on all aspects of disaster and climate resilient infrastructure. The CDRI, presently co-led by India and the United Kingdom, has 24 members including 20 national governments and 4 international organizations.

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