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

Co-Operation On Health And Biodiversity
International Recovery Platform, Cabinet Office (Japan), Hyogo Prefectural Government, Asian Disaster Reduction Center, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Kobe Office, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Japan International Cooperation Agency
In person
20 November 2008 - 28 November 2008
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Headquarters, Swedish Rescue Services Agency, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
University of Tokyo, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Science Council of Japan
In person
22 October 2007 - 25 October 2007
World Bank, the, Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation
In person
08 October 2007 - 10 October 2007
European Commission, International Association of Emergency Managers, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, European Training and Simulation Association, Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management (ICPEM)

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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