Workshop on disaster recovery planning
The International Recovery Platform (IRP) facilitated a Workshop on Disaster Recovery Planning in Lebanon from 23-25 October 2013. The three-day event aimed at empowering participants to draw upon global best practices for recovery and reconstruction. Participants were trained in recovery planning, and they could serve on a roster of experts for deployment in the region if the need arises.
The workshop fell under the project called "Strengthening Region based Capacities in Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning". The project aims globally at enabling high risk countries to establish the temporal link between preparedness, recovery and sustainable development by strengthening capacities for integrating DRR in disaster recovery planning (both pre- and post –disaster) and programming.
The long term goal is to develop a mechanism for technical assistance to member states of the regional IGO for recovery planning. The mechanism will draw upon a roster of experts in select member states who may be deployed to a member state after a disaster to advise the government on recovery planning, in case the government desires such support.