The International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (ICDRI 2021) is an interactive virtual conference which follows International Workshops on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) held in 2018 and 2019. ICDRI is the annual international conference of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in partnership with member countries, organizations and institutions to strengthen the global discourse on disaster and climate resilient infrastructure.




Wednesday to Friday
17-19 March 2021

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Inaugural Session


Shri Narendra Modi

Honourable Prime Minister of India

Speaker 3

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Honourable Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Speaker 3

H.E. Mr. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama

Honourable Prime Minister of Fiji


Mr. Mario Draghi OMRI

Honourable Prime Minister of Italy

Keynote Speakers

Speaker 3

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad

Honourable Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Government of India

Speaker 3

Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri

Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India

Speaker 3

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Honourable Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India

Speaker 3

Dr. P. K. Mishra

Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India

Speaker 3

Dr. Prof. K. VijayRaghavan

Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India


Dame Meg Taylor

Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum

John J. Haley

Dr. Anil Kakodkar

Former-Chairman Atomic Energy Commission


Dr. Douglas Wilbert Slater

Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, CARICOM

Conference Speakers

Speaker 3

Ms. Mami Mizutori

Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Speaker 4

Prof. Jim W. Hall

Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks, University of Oxford


Mr. Kamal Kishore

Member, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India and Indian Co-Chair of CDRI’s Executive Committee

Speaker 5

Ms. Paola Albrito

Chief of Branch for the Intergovernmental Processes, Interagency Cooperation and Partnership,UNDRR

Speaker 5

Ms. Lauren Anders Brown

Global Health Film Producer


Ms. Gloria Steele

Acting Administrator, USAID


H.E. Mr. Satoshi SUZUKI

Ambassador of Japan to India

John J. Haley

Mr. John J. Haley

Chief Executive Officer, Director of Willis Towers Watson


Session Partners