Day 1, 17 March 2021, 1400 -1445 IST

The Inaugural session of the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI) 2021 will feature keynote speeches by Mr. Narendra Modi, Honourable Prime Minister of India, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Honourable Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Honourable Prime Minister of Fiji and Mr. Mario Draghi OMRI, Honourable Prime Minister of Italy. They will speak about their national vision for creating disaster resilient infrastructure (DRI) and meeting global targets on DRI. This high-level endorsement of climate and disaster resilient infrastructure will encourage greater cooperation between CDRI Member Countries, including increased budgets for DRI and disaster risk reduction. The session will set the stage for ICDRI 2021 and highlight the need for countries to come together and work towards DRI through clear action points for governments at all levels, researchers and national and multinational institutions.