WRC5 | Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning

Pre-disaster recovery planning (PDRP) and recovery preparedness measures offer solutions that can mitigate challenges toward building back better. The benefits of PDRP for building resilience and improving recovery outcomes are potentially substantial. However, relatively few countries or communities have plans or preparedness measures in place for recovery. PDRP facilitates long-term recovery with a holistic approach, considering the range of potential recovery decisions, actions, and financing needs that will be needed in the event of a disaster. It is consistent with other plans promoting coherence and avoiding planning conflicts in recovery. It links with recovery frameworks, it fosters broad-based participation, and it is often flexible and scalable to meet uncertain needs.

This session aims to demystify PDRP and offer practical options for uptake. Speakers will provide insights and lessons to support leaders and practitioners with PDRP. Speakers will share PDRP success factors and how they have overcome barriers to implementation.

Mr. David McLachlan-Karr, Regional Director Asia-Pacific, United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO)

H.E. Mr. Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management, Government of the Republic of Fiji

Mr. Takeo Murakami, Director, Cabinet Office of Japan

Mr. Renato Solidum Jr., Undersecretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of the Philippines

Ms. Lesley Jeanne Y. Cordero, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank

Mr. Jeremias Cabral, Recovery Project Coordinator Recovery 1 and II , National Service for Civil Protection and Fire Brigades (SNPCB), Government of the Republic of Cabo Verde

Mr.Raul Salazar, UNDRR Chief, Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
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