Accelerating Implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in Infrastructure

July 2023

Infrastructure is the backbone of a safe, functioning, and prosperous society. It underpins sustainable development and plays a vital role in the implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience.

This publication captures key takeaways from the ICSI-led convening on 17 May 2023, at the UNDRR’s Risk Reduction Hub. The convening brought together stakeholders from the infrastructure sector to discuss how the calls-to-action and recommendations of the Midterm Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction can be progressed in the context of infrastructure.

The event was an opportunity to form partnerships and alliances among key stakeholders in DRR who do not usually convene in the same room and between whom dialogue does not usually occur. It is part of a larger effort to break down silos between sectors, professions, and regions, and to encourage a more holistic, inclusive conversation on what is needed to advance sustainable, resilient, and just infrastructure.

In this report, we share perspectives and case studies from this convening, organised around themes of governance, scalable solutions and multi-stakeholder action.