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DRI Lexicon - Unpacking Terms and Concepts on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

This course will help unpack the concepts and usage of terms related to disaster resilient Infrastructure (DRI) based on CDRI’s knowledge product DRI Lexicon: Shared Understanding of Terms that Matter for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

Power Sector Practitioners in the Indo-Pacific Region

This community of practice is a dedicated platform for power sector practitioners focusing on disaster preparedness, resilience, and climate change adaptation in the Indo-Pacific region. This region, known for its vulnerability to a wide array of challenges including rising temperatures, unpredictable rainfall patterns, and devastating cyclones, is home to densely populated cities, many of which are coastal and exposed to various hazards. The community therefore recognizes the accentuated disaster and climate risks that pose significant threats to the region’s infrastructure, including critical power infrastructure.

Against this backdrop, the community aims to foster a collaborative environment where practitioners can share knowledge, exchange ideas, and work together to address these critical issues. We invite all those interested in contributing to this important cause to join us in our mission to create a safer, more resilient Indo-Pacific region. Welcome aboard!

Expected Outcomes

The community of practice is designed with the aim of achieving the following outcomes:

  1. Strengthened Disaster Risk Governance: With the aim to fortify disaster risk governance in the power sector, this community of practice involves discussions centred on enhancing the preparedness and management policies related to disasters, thereby ensuring a robust framework for disaster mitigation.
  2. Prevention of New Disaster Risks: The community will focus on proactive measures taken by countries to prevent the emergence of new disaster risks in the Indo-Pacific region.
  3. Reduction of Existing Disaster Risks: In addition to preventing new risks, the community will also attempt to address existing disaster risks in the region. Through effective risk management strategies, we aim to reduce the impact of these existing risks.


Community Goals

 Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration

To foster a collaborative environment where practitioners can share knowledge, exchange ideas, and work together to address these critical issues centred on power sector resilience in the Indo-Pacific. The strategic platform engages key stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific power sector, focusing on enhancing disaster risk governance and resilience. It aims to shape stakeholder agendas through insights on climate and disaster resilience, with the ultimate goal of fostering a safer, more resilient Indo-Pacific region.

 Strengthening Capacity

Strengthening the disaster preparedness capacity of power sector practitioners and facilitation of incremental changes in existing processes and policies to improve the power sector's institutional capacity to design disaster preparedness programmes.

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DRI Open Space

DRI Open Space is an open discussion forum for all topics related to resilience of infrastructure. We request you to keep your conversations relevant and respectful.

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Resilient Infrastructure for Energy Transition: Hydropower Sector

In 2022, CDRI seeded a Community of Practice (CoP) on Resilient Infrastructure for Energy Transition, envisaged to serve as a knowledge exchange and co-creation platform advancing disaster resilience of infrastructure within the energy transition discourse. Post in-depth discussions with stakeholders such as the IEA, WMO and ADB, Early Warning Systems (EWS) for Hydropower Sector Resilience was identified as an immediate priority area.

The Community of Practice (CoP) on Resilient Infrastructure for Energy Transition through its focus on Early Warning Systems (EWS) for Building Climate Resilience in the Hydropower Sector thus, aims to promote medium to long-term climate change adaptation and strengthen the resilience of hydropower in flood-prone or drought-prone regions through robust EWS mechanisms.

Outcomes and Impact:

The initiative has been designed to promote the development of robust climate databases, enhance local capacity needs, and address technical hurdles, with a special focus on upgrading Early Warning Systems (EWS) in the hydropower sector. Additionally, it aims to ensure better financial flows, coordinate resilient infrastructure development, and help achieve benefits for all involved stakeholders, holistically.

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About CDRI

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is a partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and knowledge institutions that aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks in support of sustainable development. CDRI promotes rapid development of resilient infrastructure to respond to the Sustainable Development Goals’ imperatives of expanding universal access to basic services, enabling prosperity and decent work.

CDRI Partners

European Investment Bank
World Bank Group
European Union

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