(3) Ms. Gerilee Bennett, Director, Interagency Coordination Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S.Department of Homeland Security (FEMA)
Moderator: Mr. Stefan Kohler, Head of Programme, UNOPS
Panel Discussion 2: Integrating Health in Recovery
(2) Dr. Hari Parajuli, Member, Executive Committee, National Reconstruction Authority, Nepa
(4) Dr. Ryoma Kayano, WHO Centre for Health Development (Kobe Centre)
Moderator: Ms. Setsuko Saya, Director, the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
The International Recovery Platform (IRP) was established in 2005 as an international source of knowledge on good recovery practice. In 2015, following the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, IRP embraced a more specialized role as an international mechanism for sharing experience and lessons associated with build back better.
Health remains a critical disaster risk reduction (DRR) issue, and in recognition of this, health is now given greater emphasis in both the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The International Recovery Platform, in response to these new global frameworks, has reinvigorated its role to meaningfully discuss “Build Back Better” and learn more about actions for recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. In this context, it is important to explore whether and how health considerations are taken into account in the recovery and reconstruction process.
The Forum 2017 is an opportunity to enhance sharing of experience and learning on “Build Back Better” towards resilient and healthy communities.
November 2016: 7thAMCDRR_IRP Session on “Build Back Better”
January 2016: International Recovery Forum 2016
August 2015: IRP Strategy Retreat, Tokyo, Japan
January 2015: International Recovery Forum 2015
January 2014: International Recovery Forum 2014
May 2013: Global Platform for DRR Side Event
January 2013: International Recovery Forum 2013