Time of Event

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Tokyo time


Navigating Resilient Post-Disaster Recovery in Asia and the Pacific, a new book published by ADBI Press, addresses the importance of resilient recovery in the aftermath of disasters, emphasizing the Asia and Pacific region while holding global relevance. It explores the complex process of post-disaster reconstruction, drawing from various expert analyses and real-world case studies to offer actionable insights for policy makers, practitioners, and academics.

Using global experiences and in-depth research, the edited volume conveys four key messages. First, it underscores the importance of identifying capability losses and addressing the needs of vulnerable groups to foster a people-centric recovery approach. Second, it advocates for robust community participation, emphasizing the value of local and indigenous knowledge in shaping reconstruction efforts. Third, it highlights the need for timely and adequate finance to ensure a well-structured and effective recovery process. Finally, it stresses the crucial role of data and technology in facilitating informed decision-making and accelerating recovery efforts.

The book launch event will commence with opening remarks from ADBI Dean Tetsushi Sonobe and a keynote speech from Muralee Thummarukudy, Director of the Coordination Office of the G20 Initiative on Land, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), focusing on disaster resilience. The discussions will continue with explanations from the book’s editors and a Q&A session with some of the chapters’ authors. The event will conclude with closing remarks and future steps from ADBI senior consulting specialist KE Seetha Ram.

  • Enhance participants' awareness and understanding of resilient post-disaster recovery in Asia and the Pacific, shedding light on its complexities.
  • Provide insights and practical guidance to policy makers and practitioners for effective disaster recovery strategies.
  • Foster engagement and collaboration among participants for future disaster recovery initiatives.
Target Participants
  • Government officials, policy makers, thematic experts, researchers, and practitioners
  • Improved policy maker knowledge on best practices and post-disaster recovery in Asia and the Pacific
  • Enhanced networking, collaboration, and cooperation among disaster resilience experts and practitioners
  • University of Melbourne
  • ASEAN Secretariat
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

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