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International Recovery Forum 2011: Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning for Building Back Better

Organizer(s) International Recovery Platform Japan International Cooperation Agency Disaster Reduction Alliance Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
IRF2011 Group Photo
In person

Hyogo Kobe Portopia Hotel


Event Description


The International Recovery Platform (IRP) is mandated to address gaps in recovery issues. The International Recovery Forum 2011 aims to highlight the importance of pre-disaster recovery planning in response to the recommendations of governments during the International Conference on DRR in Shanghai, China, 27-29 July 2010. The Forum will also,

1. Present experiences and lessons from recent recovery operations

2. Discuss experiences and lessons on Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning and urban reconstruction

3. Organize an “Orientation on Recovery” among stakeholders

4. Showcase IRP tools for post-disaster recovery


The Forum 2011 will provide:

1. A review of benefits and options of pre-disaster recovery planning

2. Key lessons from recent recovery operations and the applications of learning’s for the next disaster

3. An outcome document (Guidance on pre-disaster planning for governments) that synthesizes the key messages and recommendations from presentations, group reports, panel discussions, from the Forum and other key documents. The outcome document will be presented at the Global Platform 2011 as one of the IRP knowledge products


Date and Time: 

12 January 2011  9:40-18:15


Portopia Hotel, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan



1. FEMA- National Disaster Recovery Framework
Ms. Elizabeth Zimmerman, US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA)  (Slides)

2. Perspectives on Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning: Report from ASEAN on Recovery Component under the AADMER Work Programme (2010-2015)
Ms. Adelina Kamal Division Head DM & HA Division  (Slides)

3. China -  Wenchuan Earthquake 2008: Recovery and Reconstruction in Sichuan Province
Mr. Sanjaya Bhatia UNISDR/IRP  (Slides)

4. Myanmar - Lessons Learnt from 2008 Cyclone Nargis
Mr. Soe Htwe Deputy Director General Relief & Resettlement Department, Myanmar  (Slides)

5. Japan – Recovery Efforts after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
Mr. Mitsutoshi Kimura Superintendent for Emergency Management Hyogo Prefectural Government  (Slides)

6. Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan in Tokyo
Mr. Junichi Hosobuchi Director General Tokyo Metropolitan Government  (Slides)



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