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Disaster risk management in the CURE framework: Technical note
In 2018, the World Bank and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) jointly issued a position paper on Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), reflecting the shared commitment of these two organizations to place culture at the forefront of the reconstruction and recovery of cities in post-conflict, post-disaster, and urban distress situations. The paper presented a new approach, the CURE Framework, intended to help practitioners integrate culture and cultural heritage into post-crisis recovery processes. The CURE Framework draws from existing frameworks and tools for reconstruction and recovery in urban settings. It seeks to knit together people-centered and place-based approaches to produce integrated policies that share a common cultural thread. The Technical Note on Overall Operational Guidance provides further elaboration on the guidance and tools introduced in chapter three of the CURE position paper, ‘Implementing the CURE Framework.’ The Technical Note on Peacebuilding and Recovery adapts the CURE Framework for implementation in fragile and conflict areas, and the Technical Note on Disaster Risk Management reviews the role of culture, cultural heritage, and the CURE principles in the context of the disaster risk management (DRM) discipline. The technical notes are meant to be used concomitantly by practitioners working in post-crisis settings.