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 Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
International Recovery Platform, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Kobe Office, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Asian Disaster Reduction Center, Cabinet Office (Japan), Hyogo Prefectural Government
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe & Central Asia, European Committee of the Regions

IRP Herald

IRP Herald Vol 3: IRP Workshop on Disaster Recovery Planning for the State of Qatar

IRP Herald Volume 3 is the knowledge report for a workshop on disaster recovery planning that was held in Doha, Qatar.

International Recovery Platform

IRP Herald Vol 1: IRP’s International Recovery Forum 2014 -The Role of Private Sector in Disaster Recovery-

IRP Herald Volume 1 is the knowledge report for the International Recovery Forum 2014 and Workshop on Disaster Recovery Planning for Lebanon.

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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