Building Resilient Infrastructure for the Future

  Nov 12, 2022 |   5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EET |   Egypt Pavilion

We are amid several global transitions. The infrastructure sector specifically sits at a collision point of global disruptions, including shifts in capital availability, evolving social and environmental priorities, and rapid urbanization. The demand for energy, transport, housing, health, education, and telecom is growing and changing rapidly. These transitions are changing the way we are reimaging our future and the infrastructure that will be built.

The need to provide resilient infrastructure systems will intensify in the coming years. Addressing vulnerabilities requires that citizens, cities and regions, the business sector and governments avoid exacerbating threats to infrastructure systems. Dealing with climate change concerns as well as ensuring just and sustainable development has motivated greater alignment and commitments across the 2030 global agendas.

To shed light on the current chronic infrastructure challenges globally, the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) aims to convene a high-level discussion in partnership with the Presidency on ‘Building Resilient Infrastructure for the Future’.  The session aims to tackle the persistent gap in infrastructure investments, and the need for improving the preparation, financing, management of quality infrastructure investments to secure the provision of inclusive, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure services across the globe. However, in addition to sourcing funds, it will shed light on the need for a new kind of thinking: one that embeds climate considerations into all business and financial decisions.

The session is aimed at gathering insights on strengthening infrastructure resilience to ensure that today’s investments meet the challenges of tomorrow. It will reveal critical insights for the global community of political leaders, policy makers, and practitioners on delivering systemicchange for sustainable and resilient infrastructure.