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The International Recovery Platform is a knowledge-sharing platform focusing on building back better in recovery, along with Priority 4 of the Sendai Framework, and sharing experience and lessons learnt. The IRP is coordinated by the UNDRR Office in Japan.

The Steering Committee (SC) of the IRP consists of 17 entities, namely the Governments of Japan, Italy and Switzerland, and the ADB, ILO, WB/GFDRR, UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO, UN-HABITAT, UNDRR, UNOPS, UNCRD, WHO, ADRC, Hyogo Prefecture, CEPREDENAC.

In April, IRP initiated the development of the two recovery knowledge products, leveraging its interagency knowledge platform, to provide guidance to support countries and communities with recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

1.) The first product is a compendium of existing tools and guidelines titled “Applying IRP Disaster Recovery Tools and Guidelines to Pandemic Recovery”

Composed of 21 tools and guidelines, this is a toolkit designed to apply existing IRP disaster recovery tools and guidelines to support countries and communities to "build back better" in the recovery from this global pandemic and to build more resilient societies from health disasters. This compendium was developed reflecting on the inputs of IRP SC Members including ADB, UNDP, WHO, and the World Bank. This has been published on 18 May (available at IRP Website and UNDRR’s PreventionWeb). At the same time, this compendium is an evolving document. IRP will update the compendium as new relevant resources emerge.

2.) Second product is “COVID-19 Recovery Policy Brief”

The COVID-19 Recovery Policy Brief has been developed by IRP based on intensive consultations with and inputs from IRP SC Members including ADB, UNDP, WHO, the World Bank. This policy brief functions as a supplement to existing recovery guidance, by addressing the unique challenges for recovery presented by this pandemic.

The policy brief supports recovery planners and stakeholders to plan for recovery with guiding principles and considerations to meet these unique challenges for recovery. It also presents a set of key recovery actions to be undertaken by governments.

The Recovery Policy Brief is 20-page-document, outlining the challenges of planning and implementing recovery during the ongoing crisis. Inclusion and equity are highlighted for preserving progress toward the SDGs, which have been imperilled by the direct and secondary impacts of the disease on all countries, as well as their impacts on the regional and global architectures that support movement commerce, financing, mutual support, and foreign assistance.

It outlines the importance and interplay of transparent decision making, trust, and effective communications. It also highlights that there are opportunities for building back better and greener.

This policy brief on recovery provides recommendations to guide decision makers to navigate recovery through these unique circumstances.

For more information, please visit the website of the International Recovery Platform:

B) Presentation of ARISE – Philippines National Secretariat Head, Liza B. Silerio in the UNDRR GETI and WHO Webinar: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic: Business continuity in the era of Covid-19: how businesses could prepare for reopening?

C) BANGON MSME. Presented by Jorge Noel Y. Wieneke III, President Association of Filipino Franchisors, Inc and member ARISE – Philippines during the UNDRR GETI WHO Webinar.