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Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

2022 AUG 23

Preliminary   > Disaster Management   >   Miscellaneous   >   Disaster risk reduction

Why in news?

  • India recently signed the Headquarter Agreement with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), thereby according the status of an 'independent and international legal entity' to CDRI.
  • The pact will enable it to pursue functions internationally with all rights, immunities, and privileges, as per the United Nations (Privileges & Immunities) Act, 1947.

 About Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI):

  • The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is an international partnership of governments and other agencies.
  • It aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks in support of sustainable development.
  • Prime Minister of India launched the CDRI on September 23, 2019 during his speech at the UN Climate Action Summit. The CDRI Secretariat is based in New Delhi.
  • CDRI will give member countries technical support and capacity development, research and knowledge management, and advocacy and partnerships to enable and boost investment in disaster-resilient infrastructure systems.
  • Members: 22 countries and 7 organisations.

CDRI Funding

  • A major part of the funding required to cover costs for the first five years has been provided by India.
  • The members are not obliged to make any financial contributions to the coalition.
  • However, they can voluntarily contribute financially or in other ways such as assigning experts to the CDRI Secretariat, hosting meetings etc.


Consider the following statements regarding Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI):

1. It is launched by European Union

2. The members of the coalition are obliged to make pre-determined financial contributions annually.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2