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
30 March 2011 - 01 April 2011
Washington, DC
United States of America - government
In person
01 May 2011 - 04 May 2011
New Orleans, LA
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Municipality of Saint Bernard
International Recovery Platform, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Disaster Reduction Alliance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

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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