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International Recovery Platform launches renewed website

The new IRP website, was officially launched in Kobe at the International Recovery Forum 2009, 26-27 January, in the presence of Ministers and high level representatives of several Governments including those from Ecuador, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Thailand. The initiative is part of IRP's advocacy activities to promote the recovery phase as an essential process for rebuilding communities in a safer and better manner after they have been struck by disaster.

"The new interactive tool is an essential resource that will improve the work of practitioners and policy makers in post-disaster situations. This website is the first of its kind and I am certain it will be very relevant to many practitioners in governments, local authorities and community-based organizations. A lot can be learned from past experiences and the expertise of past recoveries. This interactive website is an ideal way to share that knowledge," said Salvano Briceño, director of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

The IRP website endeavours to contain resources such as publications, tools and guidelines, and data information along with specific countries and relevant recovery themes such as shelter, livelihood and environment. The site will also offer online discussion forums where visitors can exchange and discuss successful recovery processes and challenges that still remain in post-disaster planning and programming. It is regularly updated with content provided by IRP partner organizations and expected to increase information sharing on post-disaster recovery practices and policies.

The IRP is a joint initiative between international organizations both within and outside the UN System and Governments. It is supported by UNISDR as one of the thematic platforms within the ISDR system.

For more information about the project or to submit content please visit: or contact the IRP secretariat at: info(at)


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