News and Events

IRP collects news and organizes events to facilitate discussion on resilient recovery and building back better, including the annual International Recovery Forum.

Latest events and training

In person
15 May 2024 - 16 May 2024
Messe Frankfurt GmbH
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Stellenbosch University, Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risk
Science Council of Japan, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
In person
21 August 2023 - 24 August 2023
Association of South East Asian Nations
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University

IRP Herald

IRP Herald Vol 32: IRP Participation at the 2021 Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction

IRP Herald Volume 32 is the knowledge report for IRP-supported sessions at the Regional Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2021.

International Recovery Platform

IRP Herald Vol 31: International Recovery Forum 2021- Building Back Better from COVID-19 and Compound Disasters

IRP Herald Volume 31 is the knowledge report for the International Recovery Forum 2021: Building Back Better from COVID-19 and Compound Disasters.

International Recovery Platform

Latest news and updates

International Recovery Forum

The International Recovery Forum, established in 2005, convenes a broad range of senior policymakers and practitioners to exchange experiences and facilitate discussion on challenges to resilient recovery and opportunities for building back better. It is a forum designed to generate ideas and collaboration through dialogue and debate, sharing of experiences and the latest evidence in disaster recovery. The forum is coordinated annually in Kobe, Japan, by the International Recovery Platform (IRP) Secretariat, in close consultation with the IRP Steering Committee.

The annual forum is organized around themes to address key prevailing priorities and gaps in knowledge and practice for recovery and building back better. The forum’s themes link with the outcomes and lessons emerging from previous IRP Forums and other relevant global events, in order to advance the field. The International Recovery Forum is among the key activities managed by IRP in support of its mandate to share experiences and learning among countries and all relevant stakeholders, explicitly designated in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

Kobe skyline Dec 23

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