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IRP Side Event:
Securing an Inclusive Build Back Better Dividend

The International Recovery Platform convened a side event at the 2019 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction featuring a panel of senior policy makers and practitioners to approaches and innovations to a more inclusive recovery and more equitable recovery outcomes. "Securing an Inclusive Build Back Better Dividend" builds on the discussions held at the earlier International Recovery Forum 2019, and throughout the World Reconstruction Conference 4 and the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019.




International Recovery Forum 2019
The International Recovery Forum 2019 took place on January 18, 2019 in Kobe, Japan. The IRF 2019 brought together 168 participants from 32 countries, under the theme of "Attaining the Build Back Better Dividend". The IRF featured 17 speakers, for a full day of discussions focused on sharing best practices, strategies, and lessons on attaining the benefits of building back better and ensuring that no one is left behind.

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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.


moreTools and Guidelines

moreKey Documents on Recovery