Learn From Experience

IRP provides collections of resources from recovery experiences to support learning and improve preparedness to build back better.

AVALANCHE

Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide, Avalanche, Tsunami

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International Disaster and Risk Conferences

The conference motto for IDRC Davos 2008 is: Public-private partnership – key for integral risk management and climate change adaptation.

IDRC Davos 2008

Davos

COLD WAVE

Cold Wave, Cyclone, Drought, Flood, Heat Wave, Tornado

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National Hydrologic Warning Council

The conference is the largest in the United States devoted specifically to real-time hydrologic warning systems and how these technologies assist local

Vail, Colorado

Cyclone

Response and Recovery after Maria Lessons for Disaster Law and Policy
2018
This article analyzes the reasons for the flawed response to the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and proposes improvements in future disaster policy.
University of California, Berkeley
Learning from Hurricane Maria's Impacts on Puerto Rico
2021
This report explains in detail the rationale for launching the multi-year effort to study how critical buildings performed during the 2017 Hurricane Maria, as well as how emergency communications systems worked besides the summary of progress to date.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Department of Commerce

DROUGHT

Drought

Marshall Islands 2016
2017
This report is a rapid socio-economic assessment of the sectors impacted by the 2015-2016 drought in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This assessment is the first PDNA of a drought in the Pacific.
Marshall Islands - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
2016 Malawi Drought PDNA
2016
This PDNA provides an analysis of the physical, socio-economic, and human impacts of the 2015-2016 drought in Malawi. The PDNA also analyzes the challenges faced and lessons learnt from the ongoing drought response and provides a section of recommendations for improved future drought resilience.
Malawi - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters

Cyclone, Earthquake, Epidemic & Pandemic

Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico and Local Participation
2020
This document shows the post disaster recovery progress, the challenges and opportunities for local participation, and the potential contribution of nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and local businesses to post disaster recovery in Puerto Rico.
City University of New York

Cyclone, Earthquake, Flood, Tsunami

Case Studies on Institutional Arrangements for Recovery
2022
These case studies describe institutional structures, legal frameworks, and management lessons gleaned from practical experience, providing recovery leaders with insights suited to their context, disaster scenarios, and institutional landscapes.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - UNDP

EPIDEMIC & PANDEMIC

Cyclone, Earthquake, Epidemic & Pandemic

Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico and Local Participation
2020
This document shows the post disaster recovery progress, the challenges and opportunities for local participation, and the potential contribution of nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and local businesses to post disaster recovery in Puerto Rico.
City University of New York

Epidemic & Pandemic

A woman wearing a face mask to protect herself from COVID-19 walking across a yellow bridge.
Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world, and its consequences have been particularly severe for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

FLOOD

Cyclone, Earthquake, Flood, Tsunami

Case Studies on Institutional Arrangements for Recovery
2022
These case studies describe institutional structures, legal frameworks, and management lessons gleaned from practical experience, providing recovery leaders with insights suited to their context, disaster scenarios, and institutional landscapes.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - UNDP

Cyclone, Earthquake, Flood

ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide
2016
The ASEAN Disaster Recovery Reference Guide (the Guide) aims to help the ASEAN Member States prepare for recovery; and deliver timely, efficient and effective recovery programmes.
Association of South East Asian Nations The ASEAN Secretariat

HEAT WAVE

Cold Wave, Cyclone, Drought, Flood, Heat Wave, Tornado

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National Hydrologic Warning Council

The conference is the largest in the United States devoted specifically to real-time hydrologic warning systems and how these technologies assist local

Vail, Colorado

INSECT INFESTATION

Flood, Land Slide

sierra leone 2017 pdna
2017
This Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs following the 2017 landslides and flooding in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Sri Lanka 2017 PDNA
2017
This PDNA report covers the damage, losses, and recovery needs across various sectors following heavy rain and flooding in Sri Lanka in 2017.
Sri Lanka - government Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters

NBC - NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL

NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

2015
This handbook provides a framework for identifying an effective recovery strategy following a biological incident, as well as a compendium of practical, evidence-based recovery options to assist with the remediation of environmental biological contamination.
Public Health England
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The Development Network

The consequences of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) emergencies challenge all national response capabilities. Responsibility for an

Bristol

STORM SURGE

Cyclone, Flood, Storm Surge

国際防災・人道支援フォーラム実行委員会
2021 年8 月に公表された気候変動に関する政府間パネル(IPCC)の最新の報告書でも今後地球温暖化の進行に伴い、世界の多くの地域で大雨の強度・頻度が増加するとされており、洪水・土砂崩れなどの住民の生命に関わる自然災害の発生リスクが一層高まると考えられます。日本では、防災・災害情報や避難を促す仕組みの改良を重ね、日々、努力を積み重ねてきましたが、住民の避難行動に結びついていないとの指摘があります。そこで、今回のフォーラムでは、専門家・実務者が集まり、海外からの論者にも事例を紹介してもらうなどして、新たな災害環境を踏まえた「防災・災害情報と避難~地球温暖化への適応」をテーマに議論し、災害多発・防災先進国・日本の責務として、国内外に発信します。

Cyclone, Drought, Flood, Storm Surge, Tsunami

A new UNESCAP report analyses the impact of disasters on SIDS and maps out the impact on a cluster of SDGs. While the Pacific SIDS are heavily reliant on ocean resources, most of the disasters that affect them are oceanogenic. To build resilient SIDS, there is a need to connect the dots - science, geospatial data, statistics, and policy interfaces.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

TECHNICAL DISASTER

Technical Disaster

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Disaster Prevention Research Institute
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Conference Overview

The conference sets out to strengthen collaboration between research and knowledge-based institutions in India’s regions and

New Delhi
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Africa Medical Research Foundation

The purpose of this course is to build the capacity of health and development workers and their organizations to be able to establish efficient

Nairobi

TORNADO

Tornado

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Weather Center
University of Central Oklahoma
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Oklahoma Insurance Department
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

About:

This summit will look at disaster response, mitigation, preparedness and recovery in the context of tornadoes. Topics include engineering

Oklahoma City

Flood, Tornado

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National Weather Association

Overview

  • Tim Marshall will be giving the banquet talk on the challenges of distinguishing EF4 and EF5 tornadoes, and comparing the destruction between
Ankeny

TSUNAMI

Tsunami, Volcano

Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation (GRADE) for Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai Volcanic Eruption
2022
This is the Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation report on the January 15 eruption, providing estimated costs of the physical damages caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Tonga - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the

Cyclone, Earthquake, Flood, Tsunami

Case Studies on Institutional Arrangements for Recovery
2022
These case studies describe institutional structures, legal frameworks, and management lessons gleaned from practical experience, providing recovery leaders with insights suited to their context, disaster scenarios, and institutional landscapes.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - UNDP

VOLCANO

Tsunami, Volcano

Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation (GRADE) for Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai Volcanic Eruption
2022
This is the Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation report on the January 15 eruption, providing estimated costs of the physical damages caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Tonga - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the

Volcano

St vincent and grenadines pdna cover
2021
These documents present the background, context, effects, impact, recovery needs and recovery strategy of the devastation of the La Soufrière Volcanic Eruption on St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) within the context of a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - government World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters European Union

WILD FIRE

Earthquake, Flood, Wild Fire

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World Bank, the

Overview

The Government of Algeria, in collaboration with the World Bank, is organizing a virtual study tour aiming to bring together Algerian

Wild Fire

Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

The new Recovery Matters webinars will get to the heart of key issues that are important in disaster recovery. Join the Australian Institute for Disaster