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The goal of this paper is to examine how government continuity planning contributes to strengthening the public sector’s disaster preparedness, resulting in enhanced resilience of the public sector. The paper analyzes basic principles of government continuity planning using Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) theory while summarizing recent developments in t…
This paper discusses the post-conflict health system recovery process, including integration of disaster risk reduction (DRR) into health recovery interventions, its strengths, challenges and lessons learnt. It seeks to inform the post-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) post-conflict/disaster health system recovery agenda in Africa. The authors offe…
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11 October 2016
This document attempts to fill knowledge gaps regarding the role of the private sector in disaster recovery and draws from the wider body of knowledge and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery. This guide is intended for use by local, regional, and national government policymakers, planners, operational staff, an…
This study aims to assess shelter recovery in the Delta and its resilience for future disasters, thus addressing the priorities for action III and IV of the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA), and to provide added value by facilitating a system wide analysis and a study of the recovery process with a focus on 'building back better'. The findings from this…
This guidance note shares 'live lessons' learned - told through first-person stories - that contribute to disaster preparedness, mitigation, and a recovery that builds back better. It asserts that telling live lessons have great value as a way to create monuments and memorials, and can be transformative and therapeutic activities for individuals and who…
This study focuses on the 2006 landslide tragedy in the Philippines, where an entire community, including its people, its productive assets, and its socio-cultural resources, was totally buried. It reports on the various levels of recovery that have been achieved among the provision of community services and facilities such as health, education, recreat…
This guidance note presents a series of steps to initiate and sustain Pre Disaster Recovery Planning (PDRP) in order to ensure that communities "build back better" following a natural disaster. It offers guidance on developing a planning framework and attempts to present the key steps and considerations at a broad level, to present relevant examples, an…
Progress of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action and recovery from tsunami and earthquake, 15 January 2007, International Conference Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan On January 15, the International Symposium was held to share information and exchange knowledge to build up disaster-resilient countries using the recovery processes developed on…
Progress of the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action and recovery from tsunami and earthquake, 16 January 2007, International Conference Center, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan On January 16, the Experts Meeting was organized to verify the progress made in recovery efforts implemented in tsunami- and earthquake-hit regions and to come up with concrete me…
The Asia-Pacific Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction (APP-DRR) Forum concluded with a strong commitment to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework by leveraging upcoming opportunities and with a confirmation of the dates for the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be hosted by Australia in th…