CDRI (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Disaster Management)

News-CRUX-10     30th April 2024        

Context: At the upcoming COP climate conference, the India-led Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) will present a recent study on constructing disaster-resilient telecommunications infrastructure and announce additional funding recipients for small island countries (SIDs).

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

  • About: It was established in 2019 under the leadership of the Government of India.
  • Support from: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
  • Partnership: CDRI is a multi-stakeholder global partnership comprising national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks, the private sector, and academic institutions.
  • Objective: CDRI aims to promote the resilience of infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks.

oTo ensure sustainable development through resilient infrastructure.

  • Mission: CDRI seeks to rapidly expand the development and retrofit of resilient infrastructure.


  • CDRI will seek to identify and promote best practices and provide access to capacity building.
  • CDRI will work towards standardization of designs, processes, and regulations relating to infrastructure creation and management.
  • CDRI may identify and estimate the risks to, and from, large infrastructure in the event of different kinds of disasters in member countries.
  • CDRI may include countries, UN bodies, financial institutions, and other groups working on disaster management as its members.
  • CDRI seeks to help member countries integrate disaster management policies into all their activities.
  • CDRI will help member countries in setting up institutions and regulatory provisions to ensure the creation of resilient infrastructure.