Topic: Recovery

Guidance note on recovery: pre-disaster recovery planning

Pre-disaster recovery planning (PDRP) is the pro-active process of anticipating future recovery issues, developing a scenario-based recovery plan, and building the capacity to improve recovery outcomes – all before a disaster happens. Strong evidence, and common sense, indicates that much can be done before a disaster to alleviate recovery planning demands after the disaster. The purpose of this guidance …

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Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Disasters

Post-disaster reconstruction begins with a series of decisions that must be made almost immediately. Despite the urgency with which these decisions are made, they have long-term impacts, changing the lives of those affected by the disaster for years to come. As a policy maker, you may be responsible for establishing the policy framework for the …

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Humanitarian Exchange Magazine: Lessons learned from the Haiti Earthquake Response

Special feature of the Humanitarian Exchange focusing on the response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Although much of the early media coverage emphasised the tardiness and inefficiency of the humanitarian response, subsequent reviews have recognised the complex operating environment and the extensive challenges involved. That does not, however, mean that mistakes were not made.  …

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Haiti Recovery Operation Summary of the Plan of Action – July 2011 – December 2012

Revised Plan of Action Summary that clearly articulates IFRC secretariat actions moving forward as of July 2011. It continues to use a ‘pillar’ approach but the structure has been simplified to minimize overlap and duplication found in the three-pillar configuration of the 2010 Plan of Action. It also reflects a minimized role for IFRC in HRC core services …

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Green Recovery & Reconstruction: Training Toolkit for Humanitarian Aid

The Green Recovery and Reconstruction Toolkit (GRRT) is a training program designed to increase awareness and knowledge of environmentally sustainable disaster response approaches.  The GRRT is made of ten modules which are designed to be delivered in a one-day training workshop.  Each GRRT module package includes a trainer’s guide; training materials for a workshop; PowerPoint …

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Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters

A handbook to assist policy makers and project managers engaged in large-scale post-disaster reconstruction programs make decisions about how to reconstruct housing and communities after natural disasters. Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters, https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/gfdrr/files/publication/SaferHomesStrongerCommunitit… https://www.gfdrr.org/housingreconstruction, https://www.gfdrr.org/sites/gfdrr/files/publication/SaferHomesStrongerCommunitites.pdf

Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas: A Handbook

This handbook on sustainable reconstruction in urban areas seeks to unpack the problems that many organisations are confronted with in urban reconstruction and provide step-by-step guidance on how to design and implement housing reconstruction programmes in cities. Sustainable Reconstruction in Urban Areas: A Handbook http://www.ifrc.org/PageFiles/95526/publications/Urban%20reconstruction%20Handbook%20IFRC-SKAT.pdf