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This guidance note is intended to provide action-oriented guidance to government officials facing post-disaster recovery challenges related to the transport sector. The guidance note frames the scope of recovery work, including the administrative elements for setting up a planned and organized recovery of the transport sector, the implementation activit…
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 publication is a collection of the study group seminar proceedings and interviews conducted with disaster recovery experts, accompanied with analysis and reference materials towards identifying an assessment methodology for recovery community development. The research was jointly implemented with the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), Disaster…
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…
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…
Event Description A series of commemorative events on disaster risk reduction (DRR) is planned in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan for January 2015. Among these: the 20th commemoration of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake; the 10th year of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA); and the 10th year of establishment of the International Recovery Platform (IRP). These fo…