Post-Disaster Action Planning

Date: January 2010
Type: Brochures and Flyers
Series: Knowledge Showcases
Author: Smidt, Pieter M.


Rapid development of a series of pragmatic subdistrict action plans embedded in spatial frameworks was needed to prioritize and direct post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts after the 2004 tsunami and 2005 earthquake on the island of Nias, Indonesia. Speedy and accurate data collection and analysis by small teams in consultation with communities and local governments, and simple presentations of results led to a high level of demand for and uptake of the plans. The plans provided a template for effective post-disaster responses and continue to be used by local governments for their development and budget planning.