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

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Headquarters
In person
09 March 2023 - 12 March 2023
Sendai City, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, 宮城県 Miyagi Prefectural Government
28 November 2022 - 02 December 2022
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the (GFDRR), World Bank, the
United Nations Office for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Asia-Europe Foundation
24 January 2022 - 27 January 2022
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Centre for Regional Development, United Nations Office for Sustainable Development

IRP Herald

IRP Herald Vol 30: International Recovery Forum 2020 - Building Back Better through Resilient Infrastructure

IRP Herald Volume 30 is the knowledge report for the International Recovery Forum 2020: Building Back Better through Resilient Infrastructure.

International Recovery Platform

IRP Herald Vol 29: Practical Solutions for Building Back Better at the World Bosai Forum 2019

IRP Herald Volume 29 serves as the knowledge report for the World Bosai Forum 2019, the Fourth National Conference on Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction (Japan), and the Hyogo Earthquake Memorial Symposium.

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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