WRC5 Technical Session: Assessing Recovery in Complex and Interconnected Disaster-Conflict Events
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Recovery from situations where disasters (including COVID-19) occur in a conflict situation is particularly challenging. The first step in preparing a recovery framework for these complex crises is to assess the impact of the interconnected events and the needs for recovery. This requires attention not only to socio-economic reconstruction but also to peacebuilding.
A hybrid approach is warranted for several reasons. There is guidance on how PDNAs can be more conflict-sensitive. However, PDNAs do not assess the nature of conflict and opportunities for peacebuilding. RPBAs are designed to focus on recovery for peacebuilding but do not incorporate resilience to and recovery from disaster risks as part of their framework. Thus, neither approach is adequate for the task of assessing recovery from these complex, interconnected events.
- Understand the current assessment approaches (conflict-sensitive PDNAs and RPBAs);
- Clarify the roles that disaster-conflict recovery assessment should play, including towards the development of integrated recovery frameworks for disaster and conflict recovery and peacebuilding;
- Review recent experience with hybrid approaches that have been used for recovery assessment in complex settings;
- Develop recommendations for improving recovery assessment in complex and interconnected disaster-conflict events.
- Mr. Ayaz Parvez, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Bank
Case Study Presenters
- Mr. Miguel Kattan, Secretary for Commerce and Investments, Government of El Salvador, and Jerson Rogelio Posada, Vice Minister of Finance, Government of El Salvador
- Ms. Joy Aoun, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank
- Mr. Tom Hockley, Team leader, European Union Foreign Policy Instrument under EU-UN-WB Joint Declaration on Post-Crisis Assessment and Recovery Planning
- Ms. Rita Missal, Recovery Advisor, a.i., Crisis Bureau, United Nations Development Programme
Where do we stand
Session guiding questions
- How do disaster-conflict events differ from purely natural disaster occurrences or conflict situations? Are there implications for needs assessment and recovery?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches?
- What elements of disaster risk management and peacebuilding should be included in a recovery assessment?
- What has been learned from experiences with hybrid approaches to disaster-conflict assessment?
- How should the assessment approach to recovery needs for disaster-conflict events improve? How could these recommendations be adopted?
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