The Guide to Disaster Recovery Capitals (ReCap Guide) is a resource for people, organisations and governments engaged in disaster recovery. It aims to support wellbeing after disasters by providing evidence-based guidance to aid decision making, encouraging strengths-based, holistic and inclusive approaches to recovery. The guide identifies seven areas of recovery – natural, social, financial, cultural, political, built and human – and emphasises the interconnectedness between these ‘recovery capitals’.
This edition of the Recovery Capitals (ReCap) guide is designed for use in Aotearoa New Zealand, although it will have broader relevance to other locations. It embraces a Te Tiriti o Waitangi relationship between the Crown and Māori, as tangata whenua (first peoples of the land), and recognises the significant contribution of Māori scholars and practitioners to disaster risk reduction and recovery. These factors are represented both conceptually and graphically throughout.