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Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI): Cabinet approves Categorization of CDRI as an ‘International Organization’

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)- Relevance for UPSC Exam

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI): CDRI is a coalition of likeminded countries to ensure disaster proof infrastructure and save life and material infrastructure. CDRI will come under UPSC Mains GS Paper 3 (Disaster Management: Disaster and disaster management.)

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Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) in News

  • Recently, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the categorization of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) as an ‘International Organization’.
  • It also approved the signing of the Headquarters Agreement (HQA) with CDRI for granting it the exemptions, immunities and privileges as contemplated under the United Nations (Privileges & Immunities) Act, 1947.
    • This will provide CDRI an independent and international legal persona so that it can efficiently and effectively carry out its functions internationally.

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How will these affect CDRI?

  • Categorization of CDRI as an ‘International Organization’ and signing of the Headquarters Agreement (HQA) with CDRI will provide it an independent and international legal persona so that it can efficiently and effectively carry out its functions internationally.

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Associated Benefits to CDRI

  • Deputing experts to other countries, that are particularly vulnerable to disaster risk and / or require support for post disaster recovery and also bringing in experts from member countries to India, for similar purposes;
  • Deploying funds globally and receive contributions from member countries, for CDRI activities;
  • Making available technical expertise to assist countries to develop resilient infrastructure in accordance with their disaster and climate risks and resources;
  • Imparting assistance to countries in adopting appropriate risk governance arrangements and strategies for resilient infrastructure;
  • Rendering all possible support to member countries in upgrading their systems to ensure disaster and climate resilience of existing and future infrastructure, while aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction;
  • Leveraging international engagement to foster disaster resilient infrastructure at home; and,
  • Providing Indian scientific and technical institution as well as infrastructure developers an opportunity to interact with global experts.
    • This will help build our own capacities and mechanisms — both in public and private sectors — to support disaster resilient infrastructure development.

 

Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

  • Background: CDRI was first proposed by our Prime Minister during the 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in New Delhi.
    • CDRI was then approved in 2019 for which the Government of India also pledged financial support of ₹480 crore towards the CDRI corpus.
  • About: The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is an international coalition of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and knowledge institutions.
    • CDRI Secretariat: The secretariat of CDRI is located in New Delhi, India.
  • Mandate: CDRI aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks in support of sustainable development.
  • CDRI Membership: Since its launch, thirty-one (31) Countries, six (06) International Organizations and two (02) private sector organizations have joined as members of CDRI.
    • CDRI has been expanding its membership consistently by attracting a wide variety of economically advanced countries, developing countries, and countries that are most vulnerable to climate change and disasters.

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