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International Recovery Forum 2010: From Resilient Recovery to Sustainable Development

Organizer(s) International Recovery Platform United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Kobe Office United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
In person

Portpia Hotel


Event Description

The International Recovery Forum is designed to help ensure that disaster risk reduction approaches are systematically incorporated into the design of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery programs in accordance with the strategic goal of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The International Recovery Forum 2010 aims to examine the progress of linking recovery processes to sustainable development.

Lessons from recovery operations resulting in long term livelihood security will be discussed and disseminated. In particular, recovery processes that (i) ensure access to adequate food and finances to meet basic needs, and (ii) secure ownership of, or access to, resources and income-earning activities, including reserves to offset risk, ease shocks, and meet contingencies will be highlighted. Themes, such as governance, gender, and environment, which are closely linked to livelihood recovery, shall also be discussed under the overarching title, “From resilient recovery to sustainable development”.

The key question to be explored in the International Recovery Forum 2010 is: How can current recovery processes assure sustainability for future generations while reducing risks the community faces today? Subsequent questions include how to bridge recovery processes and sustainable development as well as how to embed long-term perspectives (sustainable development policies) in the recovery process, for the realization of resilient and sustainable community.


Date and Time: 

16 January 2010  13:00-18:00



Portopia Hotel, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan



- Special Report: L'Aquila Earthquake of 2009

Mr. Guido Bertolaso, Head of Civil Protection, Government of Italy  (Slides)

- Current Recovery Status Report: Sichuan Earthquake of 2008

Presented by Mr. Gou Xing Yuan, Deputy Director-General of Civil Affairs, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China  (Slides)

- Recovery Status Reports: Learning's from long term recovery operations

Dr. T. Yoyok Wahyu Subroto, Dean, Department, Gadjah Mada University, Republic of Indonesia  (Slides)

- Recovery Status Reports: Bam Earthquake of 2003

Mr. Majid Joodi, General Manager, Housing Foundation of Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran  (Slides)

- Recovery Support Services: IRP Support Activities

Mr. Sanjaya Bhatia, Knowledge Management Officer, IRP  (Slides)

- Recovery Support Services: IRP PDNA Workspace

Mr. Hossein Sarem Kalali, UNDP/BCPR  (Slides)


Presentations before the Panel Discussion:

- Development of Recovery and Rehabilitation Measures

Mr. Atsushi Koresawa, Executive Director, Asian Disaster Reduction Center  (Slides)

- Access to Food, Finances & Recovery of IDPs

Mr. Shaukat N. Tahir, Senior Member, Prime Minister's Secretariat, Government of Pakistan  (Slides)



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