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International Recovery Platform

IRP Secretariat

The Secretariat provides necessary support for operation of the Steering Committee and the IRP network functions as a whole.

The Secretariat is responsible to the Chair of the Steering Committee. The Secretariat executes the decisions of the Steering Committee and regularly provides updates for, consults with, and reports to the Steering Committee Chair, Co-Chair and members.


The Secretariat performs the following functions:

  1. Provides secretariat service to the Steering Committee, including preparation of agenda, minutes, reports, and background documents.
  2. Facilitates the development and implementation of the IRP work-plan, monitors progress of activities, and prepares detailed mid-year and year-end narrative and financial reports showing cash and in-kind contributions.
  3. Under the guidance of the Chair, facilitates necessary communication among the IRP Steering Committee members between Steering Committee meetings.
  4. Under the guidance of the Chair or Co-chair represents the IRP in conferences and meetings organized by members or partners.
  5. Organization of IRP events, including the International Recovery Forum, and participation at international and regional events including the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in accordance with the approved work-plan or as agreed by the Steering Committee.
  6. Monitor the progress on actions agreed at the meetings, including external communications with other relevant parties.
  7. Management of IRP knowledge and communication by
  1.  Management of IRP Secretariat human resources, assets/office facilities.


Office and Composition

The Secretariat is hosted by the Hyogo Prefecture Government, and its office is located with the UNDRR Office in Japan and coordinated by the appointed UNDRR staff member. It is co-staffed by UNDRR, Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC), and the Hyogo Prefecture Government.