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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…
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26 November 2010
The purpose of this document is to create a cohesive documented body of knowledge for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, in the recognition that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters. It is an initial step in documenting, collecting and sharing disaster recovery experiences and lessons. I…
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26 November 2010
The purpose of this document is to create a cohesive documented body of knowledge for disaster recovery planners and policy makers, in the recognition that preventive measures are vital to reducing the more costly efforts of responding to disasters. It is an initial step in documenting, collecting and sharing disaster recovery experiences and lessons. I…
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 Regional Forum to Build Back Better in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Arab Region was concluded with a speech by His Excellency Major General Khaled Fouda, Governor of South Sinai. He stressed the importance of cooperation with the UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) to the resilience of Egypt's governorates and their readin…
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…
ASHGABAT, 16 February 2022 - With the support of the European Union, the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) convened a high-level meeting with the members of the newly established Interagency Working Group for Disaster Risk Reduction. The high-level participants discussed the role and functions…
The spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for all states around the globe. The Member States of the European Union have experienced first-hand how deadly the risks of the virus can be and how important it is to be prepared and mitigate the risk of any type of emergency. Since the start of the pandemic in the first quarter of 202…