National Maritime Foundation (NMF) is amongst the 21 organisations to be awarded the first-ever Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) Fellowship in March 2021, for its proposal on, Incorporating Infrastructure Resilience in India’s Port-led Development Model.
About CDRI and the fellowship:
The Prime Minister of India launched the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure during his speech at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, USA on 23 September 2019. It is an international partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and knowledge institutions that aims to promote resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks in support of sustainable development. The CDRI announced the 2021 fellowship programme on 01 September 2020 to promote research and innovation on disaster resilient infrastructure. The fellowship provides financial aid of up to US$ 10,000 for a maximum period of 12 months during which the project should be completed. For the 2021 CDRI Fellowship programme, 143 applications were received out of which 21 winners were awarded the 2021 fellowship.