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The Opening Plenary of ICDRI 2024 will lay out a roadmap for two days of deliberations aimed at mobilizing public and private investment in disaster resilient infrastructure.

Special Address: Dr. P. K. Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Govt. of India and Permanent Co-Chair, the CDRI Governing Council

• H. E. Firat Sunel, Ambassador of Turkiye to India

 • Mr. Koen Doens, Director General, DG-INTPA, European Commission

 • Dr. Amal-Lee Amin, Managing Director - Climate, Diversity and Advisory, British International Investment

 • Mr. Kamal Kishore, Member and Head of Department, NDMA, Government of India

 • Ms. Claudinne Ogaldes Cruz, Executive Secretary, National Coordination Agency for Disaster Protection of Guatemala (CONRED)

• Ms Kanta Singh, Deputy Country Representative, UN Women India

• Mr. Rowan Douglas, CEO, Howden Group

• Ms. Sharada Balasubramanian, Independent Journalist, Environment & Development (Moderator)


Mr. Kamal Kishore

Member and Head of Department, NDMA & Co-Chair, Executive Committee, CDRI

H.E. Fırat Sunel


Mr Rowan Douglas


Ms Sharada Balasubramanian

Environmental and development journalist

Dr Amal-Lee Amin

Managing Director Climate, Diversity and Advisory

Ms Kanta Singh

Deputy Country Representative

Ms. Claudinne Ogaldes

Executive Secretary