WRC5 Plenary Session: Social, Infrastructural, and Economic Recovery from Disasters: An Opportunity to Reset the Development Pathway Towards a Greener and More Resilient Future
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A greener, more resilient and inclusive approach to recovery will help repair structural damage caused by COVID-19 and accelerate climate change mitigation and adaption efforts while restoring momentum on poverty reduction and shared prosperity. This integrated approach seeks to achieve more sustainable and equitable recovery and growth by: i) promoting investments in “greener” systems of production and consumption; ii) supporting resilience building to a variety of shocks to avoid diverting scarce resources to repeated cycles of shock, restructuring, recovery, and rebuilding; and iii) ensuring that recovery is inclusive and does not leave anyone behind.
This session will outline how the world has been transformed since WRC4 and highlight opportunities for improving disaster recovery planning and management to be more sustainable, inclusive and resilient. The session will delve into the policy, strategic and operational challenges and approaches for ensuring that disaster recovery can foster and catalyze greener and resilient development.
- Clarify how recovery opportunities and challenges have changed and become more complex since WRC4 with the advent of the pandemic;
- Identify challenges and opportunities for more sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery.
- Tease out the various elements and modalities of making social, economic and infrastructural recovery more resilient and sustainable.
- Develop a roadmap of specific policy, strategic and operational measures for ensuring that disaster recovery can in turn promote greener and resilient development
- Mr. Sameh Wahba, Director, Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank
- Mr. Kamal Kishore, Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, Republic of India
- H.E. Mr. Siaosi Sovaleni, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Tonga
- Mr. Anil Pokhrel, CEO, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
- Ms. Charlotte Norman, Director, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Department, NDMA, Republic of Ghana
- Mr. Luis Paulo Mandlate, Executive Director, Post Cyclone Reconstruction Cabinet (GREPOC), Republic of Mozambique
- Mr. Jim Hall, Professor, Climate and Environmental Risks, Oxford University
- Ms. Elizabeth Riley, Executive Director, Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)
Where do we stand
Session guiding questions
- How have challenges and opportunities for recovery transformed since WRC4?
- What core approaches to recovery are still valid and which need to adapt?
- How have countries and communities begun to recover from multiple hazards during the pandemic?
- What are the emerging good practices and lessons learnt for more sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery?
- How can social, economic and infrastructural recovery be more sustainable and resilient?
- How can recovery support more resilient and sustainable development?
BICC Ground Floor