DRI Connect is the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure's knowledge exchange, learning and collaborative platform designed for professionals working towards resilient infrastructure systems across the globe

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.

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.

The CDRI Community of Fellows

Making tomorrow’s infrastructure sustainable and resilient requires investments in high caliber research and innovation today. Recognizing the need for solutions in DRI, the CDRI Fellowship Programme was launched in September 2020 with a vision to develop a global multi-disciplinary pool of future-ready professionals from CDRI Member Countries who would help shape a resilient future for global infrastructure systems. A 12-month seed grant, the Fellowship provides financial support as well as peer learning and capacity development opportunities to foster transformative, actionable and scalable solutions for real world issues related to disaster resilience of infrastructure.

Promising solutions with demonstrated applicability and potential for scale emerging from the Programme will be disseminated through the Coalition’s network and opportunities for their implementation across contexts will be identified.

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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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