5th International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
The Prime MInister, Narendra Modi on 4 April addressed the 5th International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) 2023 via a video message.
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He called upon the world for an integrated approach to deal with the impact of disasters.
The PM pointed out that in a few years, more than 40 countries have become part of the CDRI.
The summit is becoming an important forum for both advanced economies and developing economies, large and small countries.
CDRI's theme for this year's conference is 'Delivering Resilient and Inclusive Infrastructure'.
Last year, the Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund was announced and this 50 million-dollar fund has generated immense interest among developing countries.
About Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)
India officially launched the CDRI on 23 September 2019 at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.
It is an international coalition of countries, United Nations agencies, multilateral development banks, the private sector and academic institutions.
Its aim is to promote disaster-resilient infrastructure.
Headquarters: New Delhi, India (Interim Secretariat)
Founder countries - India, Australia, Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. (13 countries).
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