• New Book Details People-Centered Approach for Shaping Resilient Post-Disaster Recovery in Asia

New Book Details People-Centered Approach for Shaping Resilient Post-Disaster Recovery in Asia

ADBI News Release | 21 November 2023
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Tokyo, Japan – A new ADBI book explores the complex post-disaster reconstruction process and discusses keys to resilient recovery, drawing from regional and global expert analyses and real-world case studies.

Navigating Resilient Post-Disaster Recovery in Asia and the Pacific highlights developing a people-centric approach that allows for greater focus on capability losses and the needs of vulnerable groups in the aftermath of disasters for fostering resilient recovery.  The book details the importance of involving local community participation and emphasizing the value of local and indigenous knowledge in shaping reconstruction efforts.

Edited by ADBI’s Dil B. Rahut and KE Seetha Ram and the University of Melbourne’s Piyush Tiwari, the volume also underlines the need for timely and adequate finance to ensure a well-structured and effective recovery process and the role of data and technology in facilitating informed decision-making and accelerating recovery efforts.

The policy insights showcased in this new book are particularly relevant for stakeholders involved in disaster management and reconstruction, offering a well-rounded perspective to navigate the challenges of post-disaster recovery and build resilience in communities.

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