The World Reconstruction Conference (WRC) is a global forum that provides a platform for policy makers, experts, and practitioners from government, international organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), the academia, and private sector from both developing and developed countries to come together to collect, assess, and share experiences in disaster recovery and reconstruction and take forward the policy dialogue.
Hosted by the Government of Indonesia, WRC5 took place on 23rd and 24th May 2022 under the theme “Reconstructing for a sustainable future: Building resilience through recovery in a COVID-19 Transformed World”. The WRC5 focused on addressing the unprecedented socio-economic recovery needs as a pathway to rebuilding a resilient and sustainable society in the post Covid-19 world. The conference was organized under three sub-themes: 1) Addressing the social and economic effects and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on “hard-won” development gains, 2) Social, infrastructural and economic recovery from disasters as an opportunity to reset the development pathway towards a greener and resilient future, and 3) Rethinking recovery governance models: Planning, Financing and Managing recovery from complex and interconnected disaster-conflict events in the post Covid-19 world.
This knowledge report highlights the key lessons and recommendations emerging from the discussions during the 15 sessions of the 5th World Reconstruction Conference.