World Reconstruction Conference Innovation Competition Presentations: New Approaches to Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction
- Date & Time: Wednesday 11 May (18:30 - 20:00)
- Room: Ignite Stage
- Participation: Open
Local initiatives play an important role in recovering and reconstructing after natural disasters. To help identify and tap the best of these approaches, the Innovation Competition invited individuals, NGOs, community-based organizations, communities and other groups to submit innovations in services, products and approaches that have been implemented at the local level in disaster recovery and reconstruction. Sectors of interest included, but were not limited to, housing, water and sanitation, education, health, energy, transportation, information and communication technology, monitoring and evaluation, environment, governance and institutional strengthening. This special event will begin with introductory statements by high-level representatives of the organizing partners, followed by presentations by three to fi ve of the most innovative submissions as selected by an international jury. The submissions were judged on their innovation, community connection, impact and feasibility for replication and scaling up.