UK confirmed as first co-chair to India led Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

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News:The United Kingdom will be co-chairing the India led CDRI (Global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure).

Facts:

About CDRI:

  • Launched by India at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York,US in 2019.
  • It is an international knowledge and capacity development platform where countries can collaborate to make their existing and new infrastructure strong enough to withstand natural disasters.
  • Aim:To rapidly expand the development of resilient infrastructure and retrofit existing infrastructure for resilience, and to enable a measurable reduction in infrastructure losses.
  • The Governing Council is the highest policy-making body of the CDRI.It is co-chaired by India and a representative of another national government nominated by rotation every two years.
  • Members:As of March 2020, the CDRI comprises 15 member countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Fiji, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Mauritius, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Secretariat:It is based in New Delhi,India.