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DRI Connect is facilitating CoPs to bring together practitioners, thought leaders and policymakers to connect, learn and co-create evidence-based solutions to enhance resilience of infrastructure can help position the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as a global knowledge and solutions broker/aggregator on disaster resilience of infrastructure.

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DRI Connect is facilitating CoPs to bring together practitioners, thought leaders and policymakers to connect, learn and co-create evidence-based solutions to enhance resilience of infrastructure can help position the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as a global knowledge and solutions broker/aggregator on disaster resilience of infrastructure.

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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: 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. 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. 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 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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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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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.