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Launch of Training on Recovery for Government Officials program

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center

Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and International Recovery Platform (IRP) are jointly delivering a training program for government officials in the area of long-term disaster recovery planning and process. There are many practices and research findings on disaster recovery for immediately after a disaster, however, long-term disaster restoration and rehabilitation practices have not been widely researched and reviewed. This training program is designed to provide information and knowledge on sustainable disaster recovery processes to strengthen the roles of government officials in developing countries. 

During the program, Urban Disaster Research Institute, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Hyogo Institute for Traumatic Stress (HITS) are sharing their expertise and experience on disaster recovery, focusing in 9 areas- shelter, livelihood, environment, gender, public infrastructure, governance, health, psycho-social and climate change adaptation. As a team exercise, participants are given a certain disaster scenario to plan for the recovery of an area impacted by a disaster. Japan has experienced and recovered from a number of disasters in the past, therefore, the program offers very insightful knowledge and experience on long-term disaster recovery processes from Japanese experts for government officials in developing countries.


Photo: IRP

The training program has two components. The first training program was held for government officials in Indonesia and Philippines in December 2010- with approximately 40 participants. The second training program will be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka in February 2011.

TDLC and IRP received a full external grant from Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute to support this program.