G20 Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction


Chennai - 24 to 26 July 2023

  • Main Event Venue: Rajendra Hall, ITC Chola, Chennai
  • Kindly note that this is an in-person meeting. We expect all delegates to attend the meeting in-person. Delegates are requested to arrive on 23 July 2023.
  • All times mentioned are in IST (UTC+05:30)


Day 0: Sunday, 23 July 2023

18:00-20:00 HrsFire Side Chat: Disruptive Technology in DRR
Inauguration of Photo Exhibition-Cyclone Biparjoy
20:00 HrsDinner at ITC Grand Chola

Day 1: Monday, 24 July 2023

06:30 HrsBreakfast at respective hotels
08:00-09:00 HrsRegistration of Delegates
09:00-09:45 HrsInaugural Session
- Welcome Remarks by Kamal Kishore, Working Group Chair
- Remarks by Indonesian G20 DRRWG Delegation
- Remarks by Brazilian G20 DRRWG Delegation
- High Level Address by Dr. P.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Hon’ble Prime Minister, India
- Remarks by Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
09:45-10:00 HrsTea
10:00-12:30 HrsTechnical Session I: Discussion on Draft Communiqué - Preamble
12:30-13:30 HrsLunch
13:30-15:30  Hrs Technical Session II: Discussion on Draft Communiqué - Global Coverage of Early Warning Systems
15:30-15:40 HrsTea
15:40-16:55 HrsSide Event: Capturing the Resilience Dividend Towards Closing the Infrastructure Gap
16:55-17:05 HrsTea
17:05-18:35 HrsSide Event: Enhancing Disaster Resilient Infrastructure Governance
19:30 HrsCultural and Gala Dinner at ITC Grand Chola

Day 2: Tuesday, 25 July 2023

09:00-10:15 HrsStock Taking of DRRWG Deliverables
• Presentation on G20 DRRWG Website (UNDRR 05 min)
• Presentation on DRI Connect (CDRI 05 min)
• Presentation by State Govt of Tamil Nadu (05 min)
• Short Presentation by the Knowledge Partners (25 min)
• Interventions by Delegates
• Remarks by the Presidency
10:15-12:15 HrsTechnical Session III: Discussion on Draft Communiqué - Disaster and Climate Resilient Infrastructure
12:15-13:15 HrsLunch
13:15-15:15 HrsTechnical Session IV: Discussion on Draft Communiqué - Financing Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
15:15-15:25 HrsTea
15:25-17:25 HrsTechnical Session V: Discussion on Draft Communiqué - Disaster Response System
17:25-17:30 HrsTea
17:30-20:00 HrsTechnical Session VI: Discussion on Draft Communiqué - Ecosystem-based Approach to DRR & Way Forward
20:00 Hrs Dinner at ITC Grand Chola

Day 3: Wednesday, 26 July 2023

06:30 HrsBreakfast at respective hotels
10:00 HrsDepart for Mahabalipuram
12:00-13:00 HrsSide Event: Building Capacities and Enhancing Cooperation on Disaster
Response, Recovery and Rehabilitation
13:30-14:30 HrsLunch at Radisson Mahabalipuram
14:30-15:40 HrsSide Event: Women-Led and Community-Based DRR - Investing in Participatory, Localized Pathways to Disaster Resilience
16:00-18:00 HrsVisit UNESCO Heritage Monuments at Mahabalipuram
18:30-20:30 HrsDinner at Radisson Mahabalipuram
20:30 HrsReturn to Chennai

Bus Schedule

Buses will be parked for transport from the Lemon Tree Hotel to the meeting venue at Hotel ITC Chola on 24 and 25 July and from both the Lemon Tree Hotel and Hotel ITC Chola to Mahabalipuram on 26 July.

Points of Contact: NDMA - Hitesh +91 9711963612
Transport Service Providers Team - Sarvanan +91 9566138383

DatesDepart From Hotel Lemon TreeDepart From Hotel ITC Grand CholaDepart From Mahabalipuram
24 July 202308:00 Hrs (Bus 1)
08:30 Hrs (Bus 2)
21:00 Hrs (Bus 1)
21:30 Hrs (Bus 2)
25 July 202308:00 Hrs (Bus 1)
08:30 Hrs (Bus 2)
21:00 Hrs (Bus 1)
21:30 Hrs (Bus 2)
26 July 202310:00 Hrs10:00 Hrs20:30 Hrs

There will be no separate car for the Heads of the Delegations. However, an exclusive coach has been arranged for the Heads of Delegations.

Information about the 1st and 2nd G20 DRRWG is available on the homepage

Input Papers

Good Practice - Disaster and Climate Resilient Infrastructure by CDRI

Key Documents

Side Event Concept Notes