India, UK to co-launch global coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Reading Time: 2 minutes

India and the UK will jointly launch a global coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, an idea that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reiterated at the G20 summit in Osaka, at the UN General Assembly in September, British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith said on Wednesday.
“We have agreed we should together launch the global coalition for disaster resilient infrastructure,” he told the reporters.
India had announced the creation of a Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) soon after the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held in New Delhi in 2016.

India. Indian Link (1)
PM Narendra Modi at the G-20 summit

At the Osaka summit, Prime Minister Modi had invited the G20 countries to join a global coalition on disaster resilience.
At the second International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) held in March this year, attended by experts and representatives from 33 countries, it was agreed to set up a Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) against the backdrop of the destruction of the Mozambique port city of Beira, home to 500,000 people.
india.indian link (1)
Mozambique port city was devastated by the tropical cyclone Idai. (Photo: USA Today)

The workshop was organised by India’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), along with the 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.
The international workshop agreed that an Interim Secretariat of the CDRI will be established in New Delhi, with support from the Indian government.
The first International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI 2018) was held in January 2018.
At the UN Secretary General’s upcoming climate summit in September, different countries would lead in different subjects, with the UK to lead an initiative on resilience in climate change, while India would lead an initiative on the industry’s role in tackling climate change, which would contribute to the international action on climate change, Asquith said.

- Advertisement -

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

  To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic death...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Vinod Dua passes away at 67

The pioneering and anti-establishment television journalist, and a walking encyclopaedia on India's culinary secrets, Vinod Dua, passed away on Saturday, months after he lost...

Review: Bob Biswas

  This film focuses on the assassin Bob Biswas, a character conceived by Sujoy Ghosh and Advaita Kala’s Kahaani ( 2012) starring Vidya Balan, thus...
gita gopinath

Gita Gopinath to become IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that Gita Gopinath, currently chief economist of the IMF, is set to succeed Geoffrey Okamoto as the...
Photographer Naidu Kumpatla and his shot of a Laughing Kookaburra tossing her catch. Images supplied

Naidu Kumpatla: Bird Man

  It’s Sunday night and bird photographer Naidu Kumpatla has just returned to his Perth home from a weekend at Camel Soak in outback WA. The...
antim screening

WATCH: Bollywood fans light fireworks in theatres during ‘Antim’ screening

  Salman Khan aka 'Bhai' had a much-awaited theatrical release with Antim: The Final Truth last week, joined by his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma. Unfortunately, some emphatic fans...