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Implementation guide on construction policy and practice

This guide will elaborate on mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into construction policies, practices, education and capacity building. More specifically, it will provide guidance on sharing knowledge for recovery, capturing labour market requirements for resilience, identifying stakeholder requirements and policies for the facilitation and regulation of practices.

Contact: Jerry Velasquez ( and Dilanthi Amaratunga (

Concept note

  • When elements of the built environment are damaged or destroyed, the ability of society to function – economically and socially – is severely disrupted, reflecting the critical role of property and construction. The protective characteristics of the built environment offer an important means by which humanity can reduce the risk posed by hazards, thereby preventing a disaster.

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