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Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) signs MoU with Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM), Germany

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM), Germany on 22 March 2022 to work in partnership for the promotion of disaster resilient infrastructure. The Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) was commissioned by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to support selected decision-makers, regional organizations and initiatives in Southern Africa, Asia, and Latin America in strengthening their capacities and skills to use risk-informed development while taking account of context-specific fragility factors. 

The MoU will enhance cooperation on disaster and climate resilient infrastructure with the aim to address the challenges of building resilience into infrastructure systems in countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Small Island Developing States. The partnership will support risk and resilience assessments of critical infrastructures and promote risk-informed fiscal planning, and investments in disaster resilient infrastructure (DRI) to strengthen infrastructure governance among partner countries of CDRI and GIDRM.  

This partnership will be driven through research, technical support, capacity building, knowledge and information exchange, and advocacy.  The MoU also aims to augment public awareness on the importance of DRI through dialogues, cross learning and sharing of best practices, technical workshops, and conferences. Further, CDRI and GIDRM will jointly identify emerging opportunities to build technical and institutional capacities, at the national and sub-national levels, to support the development and implementation of plans and projects on DRI.

About CDRI

The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is a partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and knowledge institutions that aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks in support of sustainable development.

CDRI promotes rapid development of resilient infrastructure to respond to the Sustainable Development Goals’ imperatives of expanding universal access to basic services, enabling prosperity and decent work.

About GIRDM

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an enterprise owned by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education. GIZ is mainly commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management (GIDRM) was commissioned by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to support selected decision-makers, regional organisations and initiatives in Southern Africa, Asia and Latin America in strengthening their capacities and skills to use risk-informed development while taking account of context-specific fragility factors.