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International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI)

International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI)

An International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) is being organised in Delhi by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), and in partnership with the Global Commission on Adaptation, United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank.

Objective of IWDRI

i) Identify good practices of disaster risk management in key infrastructure sectors,

ii) Identify specific areas and pathways for collaborative research on DRI (Transport, Energy, Telecom and Water),

iii) Discuss and co-create the broad contours of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as well as a notional roll-out plan for the next three years, and

iv) Build a forum for members to work on areas of common interest and make specific commitments.

What is UNISDR?

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), created in December 1999, is the successor to the secretariat of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction.

It was established to ensure the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

It is part of the United Nations Secretariat and its functions span the social, economic, environmental as well as humanitarian fields.

UNISDR’s vision is anchored on the four priorities for action set out in the Sendai Framework.

The “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030” was adopted during the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan in March, 2015.

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