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IRF 2021:Building Back Better from Compound Disasters: Practical Cases and Lessons for Recovery from Natural Hazards and COVID-19


While the COVID-19 crisis has caused unprecedented impacts and undermined development progress, countries simultaneously confront the dual challenges of compound risks from the pandemic and natural hazards. The IRF 2021 will feature speakers and discussions on lessons for governance, planning, financing, and other key areas which can be applied to the COVID-19 recovery, and the unique challenges and opportunities for building back better from the pandemic and compound disasters.





Practical Lessons for Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Principles for Recovery
Practical Lessons for Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic offers a set of guiding, action-oriented principles and practical cases to support recovering communities as they plan and implement recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. It offers a roadmap of options to guide recovery efforts, based on applied disaster recovery experience, and established methods and evidence.



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Recovery Planning

Post Disaster Needs Assessment Workspace


A web-based platform to facilitate coordination, consultation and information exchange throughout the duration of the PDNA process.

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Building Capacity

A module on options for recovery planning for Government officials. Follows a participatory approach, with focus on enabling reflection on personal past experiences and knowledge and sharing of cases from the Guidance Notes on Recovery. Part of the dissemination strategy for the guidance notes. Explains how to intergrate disaster risk reduction in development.

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Guidance Notes on Recovery

The guidance notes emphasize global lessons learned and good practices, providing a menu of options to inform recovery planning and mainstreaming DRR in development. 


Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning 

Pro-active process of anticipating future recovery issues, developing a framework for better coordination, determining the key strategies for recovery and building capacity to improve recovery outcomes " all before a disaster occurs.


moreKey Documents on Recovery